Intrepid Optimist

Intrepid Optimist is the place where I can share my stories; fact, fiction and thoughts from the past and present. It’s Written by myself for people who believe adventure knows no age

Tag Archives: Life

A Broken Tractor and a Wounded Torero

“Love can inspire you to accomplish some of the most amazing feats you’ll ever undertake.” (Self) One of the benefits of working with absent partners was to have the Wildcatter … Continue reading

April 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Treasure of the Llanganates

A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike (Steinbeck) The only ones in the Wildcatter Club that afternoon were me and Gladys the waitress, when Warren came … Continue reading

April 21, 2019 · 2 Comments

The Wildcatter Club, Quito

“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.” —Abraham Lincoln As a new partner and manager without restaurateur experience, I had a lot to … Continue reading

April 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ecuador. Where’s That? …continued:

  Two days later, I took a bus – one of the many, along with many trucks, taxis and private vehicles which due to banditry in the province only travelled … Continue reading

April 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Turning Down Offers

In life, you sometimes miss out on golden opportunities, but I do not believe you should spend time looking back and regretting. When I think of missed chances, I prefer … Continue reading

March 4, 2019 · 2 Comments

Traveling Before Plastic

No one was happier than yours truly, to learn the Thomas Cook Travel Company is showing a profit when only a couple of years back it faced bankruptcy. For me, … Continue reading

July 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

SOME THINGS IN LIFE YOU JUST DON’T LOSE.

On my way to a meeting this morning I was approached by a Syrian refugee at a rush-hour filled German railway station, who needed help. In English, I gave him … Continue reading

June 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Wheels within Wheels

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100 word, photo prompt. Photo by Ted Strutz.   If  Steven had premonitions of the future, as did the crafty former owner, who later boasted … Continue reading

December 27, 2017 · 30 Comments

Alone at Night

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100 word photo prompt.     “This is where…?” “Yes,” “But why?” “I don’t know.” “How did his wife take it?” “Devastated.” “I can imagine.” … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · 24 Comments
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