returns to moonoaks

To say that 2014 was a big year for Moonshadow would be an understatement. Life-changing comes a little closer to describing the whitetail deer attack on my Honda Shadow on June 7, 2014, that shattered my ankle and sprayed more of my blood than I ever care to witness again all over County Rd# 32. Of course, one could explain it as karma for all the deer hunting I’ve done around here for the past 33 years. Luckily I was drinking so there really wasn’t much real pain when they loaded me into the Mercy Flight helicopter. Just lots and lots of red stuff.


Well, to make a long story short, this experience awakened a profound realization for me that life REALLY can end at any moment.  Recently I learned that there was a term for what I had experienced, PTSG.  Post-Traumatic Stress Growth.

The Official Website for

Several years ago I decided to use web design as a templet for organizing my goals and aspirations.  Since then this site has undergone several significant transformations.  The most recent of which has been a transition to Word Press design and publishing.  Unfortunately this move did not allow a direct importing  of earlier activities and fragments of this evolution may still appear on searches.

Marly is a family name and Marley is the name of my eleven year old yellow labrador retriever.  She and I spent many wonderful hours together on the beaches of Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.

Marley Girl Close Up
Marley Girl Close Up