TourneyX profile

I am a retired manufacturing engineer with a broken back, faulty heart and not enough money to travel the world.  I spent years with a company that afforded me a good living. And though I liked what I did, and was good at the role, it was never my true passion.  

It was always just a bit less than what I needed for happiness. 

Now I get to do what I enjoy for the last few seconds I have on this earth.  

    • Camp with Joy.
    • Spend time with Dishrag and Sis – the grandkids (and I guess the other kids we have).
    • Fish – hopefully in a few more kayak tournaments.
    • Write.

Camping with Joy (and with dishrag and sis when we can). 

And fishing…well, I am going to go till they find me floating somewhere.  

Writing, well I consider myself an amateur writer with little to no potential. But I am banging away on the keys like I am Beethoven on the piano! It may not sound good to all – but like him – I can’t hear it anyway.

Hope y’all find something here to read that makes you think, or smile.  Either of those will work for me.

On May 2016, I sat in my first kayak.  We picked it up at Caney Fork Outdoors to carry on camping trips.  

October 2016, skunked in my first tournament.  Shortly after, I picked up my first Hobie.
Spring of 2017, placed 11th in the KBF Open.   They handed me a check and I have chased the addiction since; fishing in KBF, Hobie, BASS or any local events I could find.

Fishing; the one place my mind gets quiet, the place I have always found peace. To do it competitively with a great bunch of folks is just a bonus. Combining my love for fishing with writing…I feel like I have finally found my place in this world!

I have the support of a wonderful woman who understands my need to be on the water; she travels with me across the states and supports my dreams fully….life is truly good.