This is a list of things that I’d accomplish before I die. I have an active list below and also a retired list for those items I used to think about but on which I’ve changed my mind.

The Active ToDo List

Things I’d like to do, but in no particular order.

  • Get a doctorate degree
  • See the Serengeti
  • See Egypt
  • Jump from a plane (the hair on my arms stands on end just from my typing that)
  • Save someone’s marriage
  • Make a drastic difference in a child’s life (not my own, of course)
  • Teach some kids for a while
  • See Alaska
  • See Hawaii
  • Sing in a nightclub on a regular basis
  • Learn to play piano well
  • Bike through some wine countries
  • Hike the Appalachian Trail (or at least part of it)
  • Write a book about my life
  • Write a book about race relations and some solutions that I’ve thought of
  • Learn more about influential people in the history of race relations in America

The Completed List

  • Climbed Gray’s Peak - August 15, 2002. Climbed the SouthEast Class 2 trail with Steve and Boo. Total time, around 3.5 hours up, 6.5 hours total. Got lost coming down and Boo hurt her paws.
  • See Greece - Winter trip, Dec 2016.
  • Lots of camping in different states - 2010-2020, lots of horse camping in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, and more.