Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Measure of a Man

A huge shout out, multiple tequila shots, a fine cigar, and several tremedous hugs go to Timothy today. Happy Birthday old man, and many many more!!!

Think where man's glory
most begins and ends
and say my glory was
I had such friends
~William Butler Yeats

There are many measures of what makes a great man: honesty, integrity, compassion, honor, generosity, devotion, selflessness, perseverance, love, humility, loyalty, nobility. All those and more. My dear friend Timothy is all of those things and a bag o' chips. (Here's where he tells me to shut up and post something else. Yeah? Make me, T-man!) Throw in a cool sense of asthetic and you've got one amazing dude. The lad's got style. I've never met a finer human being. To say that I'm blessed to be his friend is an understatement.

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils.
~Baltasar Gracian

Timothy and John met in high school, circa 1976 and were friends since. But it went beyond friendship; it truly was a brotherhood. John, in his eminent wisdom, passed the torch to me. I can only say that I would not have made it through this past year or so with the grace that I have, were it not for Timothy. He's been there for me at every turn, no matter what he had going on in his own life.

I could go on. I could turn this into a big ol' Timothy Love Fest (as if I haven't already). I've already called him this morning and harassed him almost enough, so I'll stop now. Have a great day, Brudda T... I wish you fine herbs, sushi, carrot cake and much love.

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
~William Shakespeare

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~Sick Puppies, All the Same


  1. I second all that you have said about the T-Man.. loved the you tube hugs! sent my b'day wishes to him in a text.
    love and HUGS


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