A Few Days Until The End of the Year 2012…

pastA few days until the end of 2012! That is what is going through my mind as I sip that cup of coffee and contemplate my life. I realize that I have had a full life and I also realize that I am lucky to be here on earth. There seems to be a thousand reasons why I should not be here…

My mind started to wander about how simple my life has become in Russia and how I feel that being here in Russia has extended my lifespan, a whole bunch…

I guess that 6 heart attacks is enough to deal with in a lifetime but I have had several other escapades that have molded my life to what it is today…

I never figured that I would live this long, my dad died at 50 years old and so did his four brothers. They all passed at around 50 years old. Now my grandpa’s lived to their 80’s, so I guess maybe it is true that you look at lifespan at the grandpa’s side of things. Besides 6 heart attacks, I have had a brain tumor and spent 28 weeks in a pathogen treatment. That was 10 years ago and it has never come back. I have been shot two times and stabbed three times. I have had literally every bone in my body broken at one time or another. I have had pneumonia 6 times in my life and I remember the first time, I was 3 years old. I do not remember much at three, but I do remember that and it sucked. Pneumonia always came around because I never stopped, never rested and never cared about myself. Of course I spent 30 plus years smoking and drinking and doing what ever guys seem to do and get in trouble all the time…

I have been in a dozen serious car wrecks personally (Some my fault and some not!) and I have pulled people out of over a dozen burning twisted car wrecks in my lifetime. I have been robbed of very large sums of money, 6 times and I have stopped four robbery attempts in progress, in my life time. I have been mugged 3 times at gun point for less than $20 dollars, I always think of the Hank Williams Jr. song that talks about getting killed for $43 in New York City. I think it is called “A Country Boy Can Survive!” I need to look it up someday…

Now all the above is ignoring being an Airborne Ranger for years. What happened during those years is a whole other story…

I have held people as they die and I have held people dieing because of what I did. I have been in jail, for things I did and things I did not do. I have been blackmailed and cheated on. I also have stood my ground when no one else thought it was correct to do so. I have been vindicated every time when I did stand up for what was correct and not give into the “status quo…”

What is sad is that I left America a broken man! I was broke financially and spiritually! I was over medicated on way too many prescription drugs, which included not the least of, what I call happy pills. You know those wonderful tranquilizers that are so prevalent of all types in America. When you have 6 heart attacks they have a tendency to dope you up the rest of your life…

The last of my wealth, bought my way out of a burdensome and overbearing society of suppression…

I have talked about before what I had to do to get out of America and I will always have tremendous thanks to several officials in the government that pulled some strings for me, but hey they owed me and I collected…

So I am contemplating my life today and thinking that we are almost at 2013. I have another birthday in January and it seems that time just keeps rolling on…

“You go on. You set one foot in front of the other, and if a thin voice cries out, somewhere behind you, you pretend not to hear, and keep going.” ― Geraldine Brooks…

I guess it is time once again to follow one of my favorite quotes that is written above…

I like to say that, “The past is as a book and you must close that book and put it back on the shelf once in awhile, for it will keep calling to you, until you read again, if it lays open on the desktop!”

Time to close the book for a few days…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, who has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home (&) Honestly, I have no idea how much to ask for, but is a gift of even $1 something you'd be able to consider, to help keep Windows to Russia online in a Tiny Russian Village?