Occupation: It is easier to ask "What don't I do?"
I am a principled man. I live my life in harmony with common laws of humanity. I accept these laws as I accept, without question, my waiting breath and the dawn of a new day to come.
I am a family man. I place my wife and children ahead of all needs and desires and I dedicate myself to their happiness and fulfillment. If you judge me, judge me first as father, second as husband and lastly as friend to them and all others.
I am a humble man. I acknowledge my ignorance and my frailties and I do so without shame or deception. I rejoice in a world I cannot know and celebrate the knowledge of those who do.
I am a working man. I earn my wage and give to those who would employ me my loyalty and the totality of my effort. My labor is a fair gift given and my gratitude shows clearly.
I am a creative man. I am a lover of language and a crafter of tales and I celebrate the muse within. Through my measured words, I seek the great weight of universal truth and the gentle laughter of knowing friends.
I am a honest man. I seek truth in all words and deeds and I count well a day without falsehood. Trust is the greatest gift I receive and in this alone am I greedy.
I am a patient man. I seek not to judge but only to help my brethren learn and grow and reach their true potential. In simple return, I seek only the whole of their best effort and a moment to exult in their victory.
I am a tolerant man. I rejoice in the differences of all people and I share in their humanity. With courage and knowledge, I confront prejudice; with love and understanding, I defy fear.
I am a healthful man. I am my own living project and I seek in my person the great disciplines of balance and moderation. Body, mind and soul are my tools and, ever the craftsman, I care for these all.
I am a wise man. I drink from the cups of enlightenment and insight and I feast on hard lessons learned. I seek out kind men of long experience and ask to share their journeys.
I am an innocent man. I seek and expect the best in all others and make no assumption of their intent. Optimism travels with me and we leave good humor in our wake.
I am a moral man. I live my life by a simple code. I have been blessed with many great things and thank all mankind by my devotion to this simple mission.
Tue 25 Feb, 2003 02:14 am - Of course you can second, ehBeth. Anyone can nominate and anyone can challenge a nomination.
The Apartment is added to the lineup.
Others? Larry added some potential contenders. (view)
Mon 24 Feb, 2003 11:26 am - Sozobe, I hesitated on the "children" part but as I also said, with the right spouse, it shouldn't be a problem. My wife places her needs behind those of our children with almost... (view)
Sun 23 Feb, 2003 11:33 pm - 20 years together and will celebrate 15 years of occasional wedded bliss in April. It's been hard as often as its been easy but there are no regrets. As for what I've learned, here some... (view)