By reading about the trajectory through which his life has hurtled itself, and with which he has grappled/is grappling, he no longer seems a complete stranger. I'm up to somewhere in Sept. '06, and just found this quote:
"Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight. You've got to kick at the darkness until it bleeds daylight." --Bruce CockburnYup. That quote is just about perfect for this retreat of mine. Maybe for this age of ours. Thanks Bruce. Thanks Kent.