I eat tacos and I know things.
That's what I do.
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Peace - Love - Tacos
The husband part of that title is the man who has been with his wife, Renee, since May of 1997. We moved in together in May of ’98, and eventually got married in May of ’99. We had a thing for the month of May. In the many years Renee and I have been together, we have seen just about everything that can be thrown at a couple over the course of a lifetime, and we’re still here. She is the peanut butter to my jelly, and if I am being honest, without her I would probably be living in a van down by the river.
The father part of that title is the man who is the father of three children. They would be my oldest, Magnolia Lynn, my middle child, Lily Marie, and my youngest, Tommy Lee III. That would be three kids spread out over a ten-year span, between Magnolia’s birth in 2001 and Tommy’s birth in 2011, with Lily thrown in there in 2004. We would not have chosen to space the kids out as far as they ended up being spaced out, but that last one snuck up on us, as tends to happen. Take three kids, of those variations in age, and throw in two dogs (Bonnie & Clyde), and three cats (Freddie Mercury, Franklin’s Tower, & Ozzy Osbourne), and we have our selves a lovely slice of the insanity that life can create.
The taco lover part of that title is the man who absolutely loves tacos. No, I don’t think you understand…I freaking love tacos. Preferably chorizo, but damn near any kind will do. My personal all-time favorite is something I like to call The Tom Powell Jr Plate, which would be one chorizo taco, one steak taco, and one shrimp taco, with rice and a frozen strawberry margarita. So, if there is a taco stand, taco truck, or Mexican restaurant that wants to put The Tom Powell Jr Plate on their menu, hit me up at the email button at the bottom of this page.
The Dead Head part of that title is the man who spent four years living on the road, a little over three of which were spent following The Dead. Those were some utterly amazing times that I will take with me for the rest of my life. To all members of the tribe who may have stumbled across this website, allow me to say hello, and NFA. If you want to read more about that time in my life, you can do so by checking out my first book, A Grateful Life, on the “books” page in the tabs above.
The writer part of that title is the man who has found himself writing books since his retirement from a 26 year career in landscaping in 2018. Once I retired early, I decided to write a book about the first forty-five years of my life, and in doing so, I found myself enjoying the experience. There are many topics I now plan to write about as the years go by, so make sure you check back in to my “books” page to see when new books are ready for purchase.
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