Writing was never my strongest skill when I was young. Over the years my mastery of writing has improved.
A chronological timeline of meaningful quotes and writings.
The first critical experience - Mr. Sharp - 1980 -So it does not surprise anyone that I earned my first F in English c/o of my junior high school teacher, Mr. Sharp. It was an unannounced (announced) pop quiz on a Monday. He chuckled. Laughed. Nice one Mr. Sharp. Enjoy your vineyards you talk so much about in class.
The second critical experience - Mrs. Colby - a very harsh grade, a D. She said I was not a good writer - 1983. Odd, in college the same first years papers were graded with an A. Yes, I resubmitted the exact papers in our exact assignments . Interesting.
First Meaningful Quote - 8th Grade Poetry Ensemble
"Dear Friend; you ask me if I believe God will come back someday. I can only say that if I believe in God as much as I believe in myself, then one day He will come back, and that is when I must go." - Andy Flagg
Letters home to Mom and Dad - US Army 1984-1987
US Army - Ft. Riley 34th Engineer Group 541st Maintenance Battaltion, Alpha Company - Motorpool.
These are quotes I created and put on my motorpool parts room wall due to the nature of the environment there. The motor pool was a great place to work, yet there were some unsavory folks who needed to be told a few things that higher in rank but not in power.
"When the dollar amount become very large, the business becomes violent and dangerous."
"Do not abuse high performers"
US Army - Christopher Smith - "Go for what you know!"
US Army - "The fine line between passionate & crazy is razor thin. When people call you crazy, look at them & say, "Oh yeah, more like passionate, you haven't seen crazy yet. Come on, let's go! You want some of me. You can't handle me. Don't handle me. Hear me roar." ~a.f. 1984
US Army -- "Only the Living Remember the Dead"
College era: entrance placement tests. Mrs. Pickett, Director of Placement. your scores are so bad you need remedial Math and English - 1987
... I ignored the advice...
College English - Writing 101 / 102 - A solid grade A. Your writing is excellent. Your 8th grade teacher should have known better and been more supportive - 1987
College Math - Math 110 / 111 - A solid series of grade A. - 1987
Guest Editorial Weekly Weekly: The Edge, OIT - The Humboldt Sun. Winnemucca, Nevada
Web Column - Andyf.com - 1997 - 2002
Master's Degree - a Solid A.
Newsletters @ Mountain Computers 2006-2008
First Book - The Appellant - 2016
First Blog - Mountain Marketing - 2016
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