Daily Archives: October 26, 2012

Inside Every Grown Man…

I admit I’ve led an interesting life.

Working in a hospital I routinely dealt with the real life version of what others watch on television.

I’ve worked rescue and recovery operations after tornadoes, hurricanes and floods.

I learned to fly and got my pilot’s license.

I was a supervisor for the resupply of McMurdo Station, Antarctica and watched the sun go in a big circle without rising or setting. I had my picture with a flock of penguins just so I could say, “I’m the tall one in the middle.”

I served in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

I got to play guitar for a USO show.

After so many experiences you’d think I’d have a pretty staid reaction to things.

I want one!

But when I see one of those small size bulldozers I am reduced to a virtual four-year-old and all I can think of is, “How can I get my hands on one and go dig something?”

I’m sure Tim (the Toolman) Taylor would understand.