Musings on Life and Painting
Life has a funny way of making choice for you. I spent many years living to work in jobs or running companies and loved every minute of it. A major health issue at 45 years old changed the course of my life. Realizing how short life could be I decided to retire as soon as I could and enjoy what life I had left. At 49 I retired and never looked back. My wife and I traveled, bought, built and renovated houses to live in... I was never bored. In 2003 on a challenge by my wife I started painting and became pretty good at it. Then, at age 69 (an age I never thought I'd reach) I faced another health crisis, this one, Leukemia would not be curable with a bunch of surgery. After 4 years of Chemo I made the decision to have a Bone Marrow Transplant and here I am today with a new lease on life and looking forward to many more years with my wife, children and grandchildren. Oh... and I can keep painting.