Welcome To The Chicken Scratch Page!
I’m sure you are wondering
what the heck
a Chicken Scratch page
would consist of?
this page will give you a small glimpse in to
my personal life.
Even though I wear nice suits and ties
and hob-nob with Corporate America
Monday through Friday, you may get the impression that I am a
“City Slicker” based upon the way I dress.
Give me a pair of ripped jeans…
a comfortable flannel shirt and get me
as FAR AWAY from the city as possible when I’m not working.
I’m an AVID outdoorsman and
I LOVE Trout fishing and anything outdoors.
And…as you know by now…I LOVE the Mountains…as they are a major source for my daily motivation ! Thus….Mountain Motivated Marketing!
Incredibly rewarding hike on Mt.Sneffels. Almost at 14,000 feet. Gatorade Blue lakes are the reward when you get to the top !
One of my favorite valley’s in the world ! I took this photo early in the morning, and later that day, I was up by those Jagged Peaks you saw in the previous photo !
I SWEAR I took this photo after successfully sneaking up on this herd of Elk…as most of them were SLEEPING! Zoom in and you can see the HUGE Elk on left with his head down in the dirt. One of HUNDREDS of unforgettable moments I’ve experienced in the Mountains!
Getting ready to have some Grub and a Cold Colorado Brew while at Red Rocks in Morrison Colorado. AMAZING place to see a live show. If you’ve never done it…DO IT! Living only 20 minutes away from the spot, makes hiking and music loving at Red Rocks easy and OFTEN !
I Honestly took this photo, sneaking up on this Elk. He had no idea I was there. He is looking out at this amazing landscape, and while I was standing there…I got EMOTIONAL thinking how lucky I was to actually be able to experience this !
Barefoot in the middle of the street of small town Rockies. Elk Liquor Store to my right, The Sangre de Cristo mountains behind me…and NO B.S ANYWHERE…just ” The Good Life “….
I am also your basic, Red Blooded American Male Sports Nut! I once was a Boxer, a Champion Arm Wrestler, and an AVID Mixed Martial Arts fan, both as a participant and viewer. Even being well into my 50’s, I still love to keep in shape and will at times challenge
some young studly looking guy to a Push-Up contest !
(I haven’t lost yet!)
I’m a father, an adventurer, and I LOVE a good challenge!
I cherish any moment I can be around special needs children or adults.
Autism is especially near and dear to my heart.
Are you up for a life changing event ? Go start hanging out with someone who is Autistic ! It IS life changing ! And you will enrich 2 lives…THEIRS AND YOURS !
I love to entertain and I am a music FANATIC!
I’ve played guitar since I was 6 years old, have played in bands and have helped musicians get “discovered”. Love ALL types of music and love to “get lost” in some great music after a long day!
Another Passion ?
Penn State Football !
In addition to the Rocky Mountains…STATE COLLEGE is one of favorite places to be on game day !
I am in the process of putting
NEW info on this page
which will be different from
what has been on this page
for the last 10 years.
I’ll have lots of interesting opinions
and photos and videos.
…and it will be entertaining!
I hope to have this page completed shortly!
For now though… since I mentioned Trout Fishing
a few times on this site…
here are a couple of videos below this text
you are reading,
that take me back
to some memorable moments.
The first one… well… let’s just say,
this is one of those…
“The one that got away” stories
…which people don’t often believe.
Thankfully… there was a VIDEO camera
there on that gorgeous day
in Northern Pennsylvania.
I had known that this
FANTASTIC Trout was in this area
I very slowly
…from about 75 yards upstream
…quietly and in a stalking manner…
walked down the middle of the stream
until I was close enough to where
this monster trout was feeding.
Once I felt I could make the proper cast.. I did…
Make sure your speakers are on.
Watch the rod tip bend
…and you can actually hear the line being pulled out of my reel!
The second one
…is another moment from
the same stream
…a few years earlier
…about 150 yards away.
I had recently battled a very nice trout
…and it got off.
There was lots of commotion as I fought the fish,
and once the battle was over
…I decided to move further down stream
where the fish wouldn’t
be so startled.
Once I did… KAPOW
…and I had another BEAUTIFUL trout on my line.
By the time the video started
…I had already been fighting this fish for a while
and it was finally getting tired and
was ready to submit. Or so I thought.
I LOVE THIS STUFF!
As is obvious by my reaction.
Thank You God
…for creating the beautiful mountains and outdoors
which I enjoy SO much!