Well today I am another year older. I remember when I was a kid. I use to look forward to my Birthday and Christmas. I cared about them because I got presents. But now I am older, and I don’t want anything. If I need or want something, I’ll go and buy it. I don’t wait for one of my holidays. I’ll go and buy it if I want it.
So now birthdays are a reminder that I am another year older. I try to do something cool on my birthdays, but I couldn’t find a place to teach me how to ride a horse. I can’t believe that I live in East Texas and there isn’t a place to teach someone how to ride.
I look back at my life and I am happy. I have no major regrets. I can still stand by all of my major decisions that I have made in my life. And the ones that I do have regrets about, I turn into plays or put in that novel that I wrote.
It is amazing to me what I have done. If I went back in time and told the young Herbert about the old Herbert, he would be amazed. I have lived my life and I am still amazed at what I have achieved.
I can play guitar and piano. I sometimes forget that most people can’t do this. It would be hard to image my life without the ability to make music.
I have composed a lot of music. And I mean a lot of music. I’ll talk about the symphony that composed. I have composed over six hundred compositions, but when I tell folks that I wrote a symphony, they take notice. I like a lot of my compositions, I love others and others are experiments. I don’t count the daily chorales I write, if I did I would have over five thousand compositions, since I have composed one every day since 1991.
I have also been on TV. I was a co-host of a local TV show for about two years. And of course, I was on ‘Unscrewed’ earlier this summer. On this one program about 100,000 folks saw me. On the local one, about four people tune in. And I think all of them could only get that channel.
I have a lot of sci-fi movies that I have wrote and stared in. “Death Stairs” is still my biggest hit. But I do have a lot of other films that I have been in and I plan to be in a lot more.
Sci Fi Movies
I am so happy that I can write plays. I have ten of them right now that any one can download and read. It is so cool to be able to do something that William Shakespeare did so well. I can see my plays being as important as his are one day. Only time will tell.
I went ten years getting into horrible shape while I was in college. But now I can do fifty push ups and jog a couple of miles at one time. I am in the best shape of my life and it feels good.
The thing in my life that I am the proudest about is that I am a teacher. I could make so much more money in computers and technology, and it would be fun. But when I teach, I am alive. What I don’t make in a salary I make when I see a student’s eyes light up when they have learned something about themselves because of me. That is the greatest feeling in the world. I wouldn’t quit teaching for a billion dollars.
So in the pass three decades I have achieve and accomplished most of the things that I wanted to do. I have no regrets. I am truly blessed.
Happy Birthday to me.
Here is another pic of me