PARDON ME !!!- Life in the Fast Lane!

I THINK IT WAS GREAT WHEN KIM KARDASIAN WAS ABLE TO HELP PROCURE A PARDON FOR A WOMAN THAT WAS IN PRISON. THERE ARE MANY CRIMES , CIRCUMSTANCES AND FACTORS THAT MAY OR MAY NOT WARRANT PARDONS.  WE HAVE WAY TO MANY PEOPLE IN PRISON THAT COULD BE AND SHOULD BE CONTRIBUTING PRODUCTIVE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY.                                                                                                         SO….. WHY DO I CARE ?                                             I CARE BECAUSE…….  THERE BUT BY FOR THE GRACE OF GOD, GO I.  I AM A CRIMINAL THAT HAS NEVER OFFICIALLY BEEN ARRESTED. I HAVE NEVER BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME OR  CONVICTED FOR A CRIME. HOWEVER, THAT DOES NOT MAKE ME INNOCENT OF COMMITING CRIMES. IT ONLY MEANS THAT I AM AN UN-ARRESTED, UN-CHARGED AND UN-CONVICTED FELON THAT EVADED JUSTICE.   MAYBE YOU ARE ALSO !   HAVE YOU EVER DRIVEN A VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATED?  HAVE YOU EVER CHEATED ON YOUR TAXES? HAVE YOU EVER RUN A RED LIGHT? HAVE YOU EVER  BOUGHT Or SOLD DRUGS ?HAVE YOU EVER STOLEN SOMETHING AND JUST GOT AWAY WITH IT AND NEVER  DID IT AGAIN? HAVE YOU EVER BENT THE RULES IN YOUR FAVOR? HAVE YOU EVER LIED UNDER OATH? HAVE YOU EVER COME TO A FORK IN THE ROAD AND CHOSE THE WRONG FORK AND GOT REALLY LOST ?   I TOOK THE WRONG FORK A LONG TIME AGO AND THIS IS MY STORY….

     IT WAS IN 1973-1974 AND I WAS LIVING IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY IN ENCINO, CALIFORNIA. I WAS ATTENDING PIERCE COLLEGE AND WORKING A COUPLE OF PART TIME JOBS. ONE OF MY ROOMMATES GOT A TEACHING JOB IN Mikalo, (sp) OREGON SO I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY FILL HIS SLOT AND WORK PART TIME AT THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL DISPATCHING LIMOUSINES FOR CAREY LIMOUSINE SERVICE. THE COMPANY OPERATED OUT OF THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL GARAGE.  MY IMMEDIATE BOSS WAS BILL MCKENNA AND HE RAN THE SHOW. THE SHOW WAS A REAL CIRCUS. I WORKED THERE ABOUT 2 MONTHS AND WE HAD A VP BY THE NAME OF VINCE WOLFINGTON SHOW UP AND HE HAD A FRIEND BY THE NAME OF JOHN KLEIN WITH HIM AND HE WAS GOING TO BE WITH THE COMPANY FOR A WHILE IN THE BEVERLY HILLS OFFICE. IT DIDN’T MEAN MUCH TO ME BUT I REALLY LIKED JOHN KLEIN.  AFTER ABOUT A MONTH OF WORKING WITH JOHN KLEIN HE PULLED ME IN HIS OFFICE AND TOLD ME I NEEDED TO COME IN THE FOLLOWING DAY IN THE MORNING AND NOT GO TO MY CLASSES. HE EXPLAINED THAT MY IMMEDIATE BOSS , BILL MCKENNA, WAS GOING TO BE ARRESTED BY 2 DETECTIVES THE NEXT MORNING FOR EMBEZZLING! FURTHERMORE, I WAS INFORMED THAT I NEEDED TO QUIT SCHOOL, WORK FULL TIME AND I WAS BEING PROMOTED TO BILL MCKENNAS POSITION.  I GOT ALONG GOOD WITH MOST ALL THE CHAUFFERS. SOME OF THE CHAUFFEURS  HAD A REAL PROBLEM WITH THE CHANGE.  THE KICK-BACK GRAVEY TRAIN WAS OFF THE TRACKS! ONE CHAUFFEUR BY THE NAME OF BUDD SCOTT CAME INTO THE DISPATCH OFFICE STANDING NEXT TO MY CHAIR WHILE I WAS ON THE PHONE. I HUNG UP, STOOD UP AND ASKED HIM WHAT HE WANTED? BUD WAS PROBABLY 45 AND HE HAD HIS SON WITH HIM ALSO.  BUD ACCUSED ME OF TALKING TRASH ABOUT HIM. I ANSWERED WITH , “I THINK YOU ARE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH”. HE THEN ANSWERED WITH A RIGHT CROSS THAT I BLOCKED. I ANSWERED IMMEDIATELY WITH A HAYMAKER RIGHT THAT DROPPED HIM LIKE AN 8 BALL CUSHION SHOT DOWN IN THE CORNER POCKET OFF A FILE CABINET. END OF GAME.      THAT WAS THE DAY I BECAME  JOHN KLEINS’ RIGHT HAND MAN.  AKA-  GOPHER !    JOHN WAS WAY COOL. HE WAS FROM MILWAUKEE. HE AND SALLY STRUTHERS WERE OLD FRIENDS. I QUIT SCHOOL… BUT I WAS 20 YEARS OLD AND I MET ALOT OF FAMOUS PEOPLE. I QUICKLY LEARNED THAT FAMOUS PEOPLE RESPOND BETTER TO YOU IF YOU JUST TREAT THEM LIKE YOU DO NOT KNOW THEY ARE FAMOUS. JOHN BOUGHT A HOUSE AT                 19310 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY. I QUICKLY LEARNED THAT IF I COULD KEEP ANY PROBLEMS OFF OF JOHN’S  BACK, I COULD DO JUST ABOUT WHATEVER I WANTED!  I COULD USE LIMOS FOR A DATE ONCE IN A WHILE. I HAD KEYS TO JOHNS MALUBU HOME AND I COULD WALK INTO THE POLO LOUNGE AND HAVE A DRINK ANY TIME I WANTED.  I GOT TO MEET SOME ROCKERS. I GOT TO DO SOME VERY COOL ERRANDS FOR  ELIZABETH TAYLOR WHEN SHE WAS IN TOWN. SHE WAS VERY KIND TO PEOPLE.  I WAS 2, AND  6’3″ AND SVELT. I ADMIT THAT I PROVIDED SOME COMPANIONSHIP TO A FEW GENEROUS WOMEN WHILE I WORKED THERE. HOWEVER .. NOT ELIZABETH TAYLOR ! BUT NOT FOR MY LACK OF TRYING ! JOHN KLEIN WAS A GOOD MAN. HE ONCE GOT ONE OF OUR CHAUFFERS BY THE NAME OF HARPER GLASS A JOB AS A SKY CAP AT TWA BECAUSE HARPER COULD NOT SEE WELL ENOUGH TO DRIVE A LIMO ANY LONGER.

    JOHN KLEIN HAD A FRIEND BY THE NAME OF ALI TURK IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN . HE OWNED AND OPERATED A INTERNATIONAL YACHT CHARTERING OPERATION. WE WERE PLANNING ON OPENING UP A TRAVEL AGENCY AND DO EVERYTHING!  YACHTS, LIMOS,TRAVEL AND WE EVEN FLEW TO MILWAYKEE TO MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ” HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON”‘ 3 Masted Schooner  100 plus feet long and owned by a group of Sweedish Doctors and one guy that owned a Circus.  THE CIRCUS  OWNER WAS A REAL CLOWN. MY LIFE WAS TURNING INTO A CIRCUS.  JOHN NEEDED MORE MONEY TO  FINANCE THE TRAVEL  AGENCY IDEA.  JOHN WAS A PILOT. HE WAS HOOKED UP WITH SOME PEOPLE THAT I “KINDA” FELL IN WITH AS JOHNS RIGHT HAND.   LONG STORY SHORT.. JOHN STARTED FLYING DOWN TO MEXICO AND  BRINGING BACK DRUGS. OK, THERE I SAID IT. IT WAS MOSTLY SMOKE. JOHN GOT $ 10,000 PER NIGHT FOR FLYING THE PACKED PLANE INTO VAN NUYS AIRPORT AND INTO A HANGER. THE PLANE WAS UNLOADED INTO A MOTOR HOME AND OFF IT WENT.  I MAY HAVE DONE SOME BAGGAGE HANDLING AND I MAY HAVE BEEN IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME BUT I WAS A DUMB KID.  I WAS INVITED BY A FRIEND TO GO TO SEE THIS GUY BY THE NAME OF DR . BRUNZ WHO TAUGHT AT UCLA AND ALSO TAUGHT A KUNDALINI YOGA CLASS AT HIS HOME. I THINK I WENT THERE 3 TIMES TRYING TO SETTLE MYSELF DOWN. THE LAST TIME I WAS THERE HE TAPPED ME ON THE FORHEAD 3 TIMES AND I OPENED MY EYES AND HE WAS LOOKING AT ME AND SMILED AND HE HAD A TWINKLE IN HIS EYE.    SHORTLY THERE AFTER BUT I DO NOT REMEMBER THE EXACT TIME LINE WHEN MY WORLD CAME CRASHING DOWN.

                             THIS WAS MY FORK IN THE ROAD

WITHIN A 3 DAY PERIOF OF TIME 3 THINGS HAPPENED.

1) JOHN KLEIN CRASHED HIS PLANE FULL OF MARAJUANA INTO A ROW OF EUCALYPTUS TREES AND DIES IN THE CRASH.                           2)HARPER GLASS, MY FRIEND, THE OLD BLACK CHAUFFER THAT GOT HIS DREAM JOB AT TWA. HE WAS STANDING DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE  LOCKER WHEN THE ALPHABET BOMBERS BOMB WENT OFF AT LAX AND KILLED HARPER GLASS, JOHN KLEINS’ AMD MY GOOD AND WISE FRIEND.

3) DR. BRUNZ, THE KUNDALINI YOGA TEACHER, WAS AT AN AIRPORT IN HAWAII AND SITS DOWN ON THE AIRPORT TARMAC LAYS BACK AND DIES.  ( PROBABLY JUST LEFT HIS BODY AND MOVED ON) . I THINK HE HEARD HIS PLANE A COMMIN ! THEN I FOUND OUT FROM SOMEBODY THAT WHEN HE TOUCHED ME ON THE FOREHEAD 3 TIMES AND SMILED WHEN I WAS MEDITATING,IT MEANT THAT HE ACCEPTED ME AS A STUDENT  aka ( NAM SAT).

MY LIFE WAS SHATTERED, MY SPIRIT WAS SHATTERED. I WENT THROUGH SERIOUS EMOTIONAL TURMOIL AND DEPRESSION. I WAS RUDDERLESS AND MY MAST WAS BROKEN AND MY TACKLE HUNG LOOSE.

IT TOOK ME YEARS TO FIND MY WIFE. THAT WAS ALMOST 40 YEARS AGO. SHE SAVED MY LIFE AND I FOUND MY WAY BECAUSE OF HER LOVE FOR ME.

SO SOMETIMES WE DO GET A SECOND CHANCE IN THIS LIFE AND I BELIEVE EVERYBODY DESERVES AT LEAST A SECOND CHANCE IN THIS LIFE TO SOME DEGREE.  I GOT SEVERAL SECOND CHANCES IN MY LIFE. I AM NOT PROUD OF ALOT OF THINGS THAT I HAVE DONE. THE TRUTH BE TOLD… I COULD EASILY BE SITTING IN PRISON AND NOT SITTING ON MY DOCK IN FRENCH POLYNESIA. EVERY DAY FOR ME IS “GRAVEY”!  I HAVE HAD THE BLESSING OF HAVING VERY GOOD ELDERS IN MY LIFE THAT HAVE BEEN MY GUIDES. I HAVE MET PEOPLE WHILE WALKING DOWN THE HIGHWAY OF LIFE THAT WERE MY TEACHERS. I STOPPED AT CHURCHES ALONG THE PATH AND WORKED FOOD AND A PLACE TO ROLL OUR MY SLEEPING BAG. I HAVE HAD SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES THAT HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE. I WALKED SOMETIMES FOR DAYS WITH NO DESTINATION. I HAVE TRIED TO BE A GOOD HUMAN BEING AND DO SOME GOOD DEEDS AS PART OF MY PENANCE. ONE DAY I WAS AT A PLACE CALLED THE CATACOMBS IN MODESTO, CALIFORNIA AND I STAYED THERE AND WORKED AND SPENT CHRISTMAS THERE AND WENT TO CHURCH AND WORKED FOR ROOM AND BOARD. THEY WERE WONDERFUL PEOPLE. WHEN THE TIME CAME FOR ME TO LEAVE, THEY TRIED TO PAY ME FOR THE  TIME I WORKED. I REFUSED EVEN THOUGH I HAD NO MONEY. (crazy huh ?)  IT WAS THERE WHEN I REALIZED I WAS SEARCHING FOR THE SAME VALUES THAT I LEARNED ABOUT AT THE LITTLE CHURCH ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE RAILROAD TRACKS IN BELL CALIFORENIA,  I REALIZED THAT ALL THE LAWS AND LAW BOOKS IN THE WORLD WOULD NOT BE NECESSARY IF WE ALL LIVED BY THE 10 COMMANDMENTS AND THE GOLDEN RULE.  IT GOT ME BACK ON TRACK.  I BELIEVE THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN PRISON THAT, IF GIVEN A CHANCE AND SUPPORT, WILL BECOME A BETTER HUMAN BEINGS.

MANY TIMES, I COULD HAVE DIED OR LANDED IN PRISON FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. I GOT A PARDON IN A FASHION.

THERE ARE ALOT OF PEOPLE IN PRISON FOR DOING ALOT LESS THEN WHAT I DID BACK SO MANY YEARS AGO.

I THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP SHOULD EXPEDITE THE SCREENING PROCESS FOR PARDONS.  I BELIEVE GUARDS AND WARDENS SHOULD BE A BIG PART OF THAT PROCESS AND WE NEED TO RE-EVALUATE THAT PROCESS.  OUR PRESIDENT SHOULD SIGN THOSE PARDONS UNTIL HE RUNS OUT OF DESERVING CANDIDATES. IT COULD HAVE BEEN ME IN ONE OF THOSE HELL HOLES.

SERIOUSLY,

Marc

 

 

 

 

 

 

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