He served his country with pride in the Navy Submarine Force. It was a period of good times in his life as he built relationships with his fellow soldiers, he called brothers.
His knowledge of sophisticated verbiage and current affairs is astonishing.
This man of 54 years is on the streets of West L.A. He asks not for pity, but for understanding.” It could be a whole lot worse according to him. “Look, I could be in New York or Chicago or anywhere else that the snow is up to your waist. I’m here, and am grateful. “I’m not perfect” says he. “I’m not an angel, I try to do right. I don’t steal, I don’t lie. I cuss a lot though”…
When I ask him as to what is he grateful for today his reply is a simple one, “I can walk”. He explains that he has broken his back twice in the past few years.
His advise to the younger generation of the world today is “Mind your manners and slow down. Make time….make time for whatever, you don’t really know how much more time you have”.
“It’s not really how long you are here, but it’s about how you play the game while you are here”.