Sometimes I wonder about things...
What do you do when it all becomes too much?
We all know Ag teaching can be tough - the statistics bear that out without much argument. Too many wash out before they really get started.
Sometimes just making a place in this world where you don't have to be "The Ag Teacher" can be worth more than you might think.
For me - it's my passion for the Green Felt Monster. (or blue -- pick your poison).
And some ornately configured trees. Below is some Buckeye Burl in the handle of my break cue - very pleased with how it turned out. It's an Bruce Johnson Cue's one of a kind.
Another one that is in the works -- eagerly anticipated too...
The only thing I ask is that in the case I pass early -- Dear Lord - don't let my wife sell them for what I told her I paid.
Whether Ambonya Burl or Ebony points makes you no nevermind - it's nice to have someplace to be able to realize that there is more than grading, judging teams, missed assignments, failed tests and eating lunch in under 10 minutes flat.
[in their $3,000 game, after Minnesota Fats breaks, it's Eddie's shot]
Fast Eddie: How should I play that one, Bert? Play it safe? That's the way you always told me to play it: safe... play the percentage.
Well, here we go: fast and loose. One ball, corner pocket.
Yeah, percentage players die broke, too, don't they, Bert?
[he makes the shot and the spectators applaud]
Fast Eddie: How can I lose?