But it reaffirmed a philosophy that I have increasingly embraced the older I get. As in the epic battle between the tortoise and the hare, Ive learned that its slow but sure that wins the race. Its not a lesson that has come easy. Ive found a few snowdrifts in my day, enough to learn a lesson or two. Seeing that guy was like looking in the mirror back through time.
Yes, in a prior life I was a yahoo idiot and hes never far away. Deep inside hes lurking, waiting for a chance to vanquish the turtle and break out, eager to race ahead of the snowplows in life. Thats why Wednesdays plow experience was so valuable. Itll serve to keep Menders inner idiot under wraps a little longer. And maybe thats the best benefit of all.
Howling at the Moon appears weekly in Denton Publications newspapers. When Mike Mender isnt getting in touch with his inner amphibian, he may be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org