Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


I am going back to do the fire rehab on the Coffee Pot Fire tomorrow. Took about three weeks for them to get through all the BS associated with hiring me but guess they finally figured it out. I can't remember ever having to turn in copies of so many papers before I could go to work. Proof of drivers insurance, gov't drivers license, state drivers license, defensive driving.... What a joke that whole process was.

I am however looking forward to getting back and getting the job finished. Not sure I will ever agree to do another one of these but the work associated with this one has gone very well so far. I have also worked with some very good people that have been doing the work. It has been fun to work with and get to know them.