A real life American Action Hero

Pipe Creek Texas March 9, 2015


Rambo on his way to fight imaginary villains

What does a real life hero look like. Here is a picture of one of my favorite TV hero's. I have watched Sylvester Stalone in the Rambo movies probably too many times to count. He sure looks ready for anything.

But what does a REAL life hero really look like? I think that it is somebody who just sees a need in the world, gets up and says, “Hey! I think I might be able to help with that.” They are just ordinary people who are as afraid of the unknown as we all are, but somehow, someway they rise above their fears. Like us, they sometimes wake up in the middle of the night sweating with fear, but still they rise up in the morning, have a cup of coffee and get on with what needs to be done.

A real life American hero


What does a REAL life hero look like? She looks like my 72 year old wife who after helping stop the spead of Ebola in Liberia, Africa ( she says she had a lot of help from MSF, Doctors Without Borders) is now off once again, this time to Sierra Leone to hopefully do the same. She says she is going to try to stop the spread of ebola there, so we don't have to worry about it here. This Is what the face of a REAL true American hero looks like, and I am once again proud to be able to support her in her quest, and I hope all of you can do the same?

You can read all about her work at my blog or go right to the source in her blog https://kimfedericisblog.wordpress.com

I know she would appreciate a thought or comment, a word of encouragement, or just a simple thank-you note as she begins her work of making the world just a little safer. She will be gone for the next two months. As I write this she is in the air on her way to Africa, and I couldn't be prouder to call her my friend.

But of course that's just my opinion!



Back home

Home in Pipe Creek, TX
March 7, 2015

Back home and sitting comfortably in front of the fireplace. Yes, it IS cold in Texas. Costa Rica seems like a distant memory. All I have left are the blog entries, my photos and my memories.

Tomorrow I bid adieu to Kim who leaves for Sierra Leone. She will be there for the next few months working for Doctors Without Borders. I will be playing bachelor. I need to start working on projects around the house, and start making stock for the start of my show season, but believe me when I say that I am already planning my new trip. Mmmmm! Let's see. Columbia, Cuba or maybe Papua New Guinea!

Is this a happy man, or what?