Who is Ten Bears?

As Bob has so graciously invited me to post here…

Please allow me to introduce myself:

Logger, Hippie, Biker. VFW. Fourth Generation Oregon.

Single Parent, Proud Grand-Parent, Master of Science, Gnostic.

The High Desert is my Home, I’ll never be “Homeless”.

What a long, strange trip it’s been.

As product of mid-fifties promiscuous pregnancy and sixties serial southern California divorce,  I am of a Unique Generation. My parents didn’t do me any favors, there’s no silver spoon stickin’ out of my hind-quarters.

I grew up on The High Cascade huntin’ and fishin’, fightin and frackin’, and pretty much mindin’ my own business. Had a gun when I was eight, a pony at ten; was ridin’ line on a cattle ranch at fifteen, just me and a couple of horses, a couple of dogs, a bunch of cows and a whole lot of high desert sky. My dad, uncles, grand-dads were all VFW, as am I; worked in the woods, in the sawmill or out on the ranch, as have I. Grew up with pretty strong American – Western American – values, I think; grew up in a country, a culture, fearing

Nothing But Fear Itself.

The only thing that’s changed down through the years is the color of my hair.

And yes, I do support a radical redistribution of the wealth.

You’re either with us, or against us. Whose side are you on?