Male , 56-60

World Traveller, 18 countries, 56 cities, Lived in Mid-East for 17 years, retired/on disability, spiritual seeker, beginner blogger.

Last Seen Aug 6, 2014
Member Since Apr 13, 2010
Favorite Quote Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.” Pooh
  • a little Native American (Cherokee)
  • and a little Irish
  • and a little Scottish
  • and a little English
Vices inertia and momentum
Politics Moderate
Horoscope Virgo
Special day
Books Lamb by Christopher Moore,The Power of Myth, Joseph Campell, All of Carlos Castenada, Catch 22, The Psychadelic Experience, Timothy Leary, Steal This Book, Abbie Hoffman
Music Blues, Jazz
Movies Bullit, Top Gun, 2001, 1984, A French Kiss, The Assasinatin of Jesse James by the Coward Bob Ford, The Big Libowski
Local Time May 22nd, 6:29 PM

I Had a Sad Childhood

The Major My Dad was a certified WWII / Korean War war hero.  He was born and raised in China by Missionary Parents.  His father who was as strict and puritanical as a Southern Baptist could be... [more]
rmichaels has shared 5 Mature Experiences
  • I Had Sex On An Airplane

    This Started As A Comment On A Story I Just Read And.... I have crossed the Atlantic both ways over 30 times between 13 and 30. Non- Stops to London, Frankfurt, Paris, Rome, Madrid, and Cairo, along with another 150,000 miles of flying and exploring … [more]
  • I Know That It Will Work Out In the End

    A Letter To My Son I wrote this 8 years ago, a letter to my son. I moved recently and came across it in the mess, and I had been reading a story by "notsureIhaveherpermissontorevealhername", my friend,  and some comm… [more]
  • I Am Native American (cherokee)

    The Rain Dance Of Mine I doubt I would have shared this story, because it sounds to far out. However, I have a witness who was there, and it was on the 5 o'clock news, and there were three cars destroyed, and two motor hom… [more]
  • I Would Like To Reach Enlightenment

    Frisbeeism... the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck. Not mine, found it at some other site, but liked it... Looking for more "isms" … [more]
  • Family Confessions

    From the Heart
    I recently posted a story concerning my Native American Heritage and recieved a comment from YoNa, a young man apparently angry at me. I have written, a few times, about my ancestory in several of my stories, as in each story it seemed relevant to that moment, I know redundant to some. The story commented on by YoNa, I posted after a few beers, and while my grammer and spelling, vocabulary, shows it, it is of a story from my college days. I am currently studying for my PhD in metaphysics, trying to put some structure to my rather exceptional life experiences ( not exceptional because they are in some way "better", trying to inflate an ego over someone else, or fantasy, but to stimulate a con… [more]
  • School Confessions

    Q & A
    i have never needed answers to my questions as much as i have needed questions for my answers.… [more]
  • Drugs

    Posted on: September 7th, 2010 at 3:31PM

    Just a thought, comes from the way we humans need to anthropomorphize God. Which is really a function of our ego. I left the church at 12 when listening to a sermon by a Southern Baptist Preacher, and then having my newly formed opinion regurgitated by a teacher in Sunday School. It struck me that (though I didn't know the word at the time)this information being preached was just dogma supporting a particular institution, not a pathway leading to spirituality I then attended a Southern Baptist/Military school in Texas, which surprisingly was quite liberal in its rules and regulations. We were required to take a Bible class, and the minister teaching it taught it as a more as a history clas… [more]


  • Awakening to the True self

    Posted on: July 19th, 2010 at 8:58AM

    As a child, I grew up in an environment of rigidly enforced emotional repression and alcoholism. My father, a former Marine Corp Aviator, known as Sir or Major, was a seven times decorated war hero, however, that was his entire persona. Try as he might have, he knew not how to parent or be a father. My mother had been raised on a farm in West Virginia by a similar father type, a rigid, unknowing truck farmer, emotionally unavailable to his wife and daughter. As a result, my parent's egos had grown defenses which allowed no variation from their own persona and their children grew up as emotional clones. Any individuality was snuffed quickly out, and we became little **** and Janes, rather tha… [more]


  • The Investigation of Things

    Posted on: April 14th, 2010 at 8:42AM

    The Ancients who wished to illustrate illustrious virtue throughout the kingdom first ordered well their own states. Wishing to order their own states, they first regulated their own families. Wishing to regulate their families, they first cultivated their persons. Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts. Wishing to rectify their hearts, they first sought to be sincere in their thoughts. Wishing to be sincere in their thoughts, they first extended to the utmost their knowledge. Such extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things. Passage from The Great Learning Confucius "the investigation and experiencing of things...." Eight … [more]