If I had it to do over again, I would.
There was once a man just in his prime, who thought retiring early would just be fine. Then one day he pondered a fiery scarlet sunset alone at the helm of his sailboat. He thought to himself, I should take a picture of this to show my friends back home. But alas, being a photographer he knew that a picture would never give the viewer the smell of the ocean air. A mere photo could not let the viewer feel the wind as it pushed his boat effortlessly, or hear his boat as she creaked happily riding the swells. It was at that moment he realized that sailing the wonders of nature must be shared. But, no one seems to have the time anymore. Then he said out loud, to no one but the dolphins who were bumping his bow and doing playful flips in the air, "Natures wonders can never be really appreciated if we don't take the time to notice, and share."
It matters not which media we choose.
Birth Place: Norfolk, VA USA
Accomplishments: Walt Hardester is a brother, father and grandfather, patented inventor, decorated Viet-Nam Veteran, published author, poet, freelance photo journalist, Solo sailor, musician, expert marksman, Paramedic and Respiratory Therapist, Patriot, Nature lover, and oft times, Serious Dumb Ass.
Articles about Walt have appeared in the Northeast Georgian, Tallahassee Democrat, and DEMA trade show news, Walt has been interviewed on CNN, TWC, and the syndicated broadcast network, Jefferson Broadcasting.
Still trying for that elusive "hole in one".
Almost Busted by Walt Hardester
A true Army days story. ...
She Told Me To Do It by Walt Hardester
What a fun birthday.............
Who to Believe? by Walt Hardester
A Dressed up Lie or the Naked truth...
Five Minutes Of Fame by Walt Hardester
A Hot Dog interview....
A Steamboat Springs Nightmare by Walt Hardester
How worse can it get?
Photo: Fitzsimons Army Medical Center...
I Wonder If He Even Realized by Walt Hardester
Politicaly correct or not.......
I don't care....
Cordele, Georgia Made History by Walt Hardester
How a small south Georgia town made history...
The First One by Walt Hardester
I'm still amazed at what I saw....
A Night At V.C. Hotel by Walt Hardester
From my invincible younger days:...
A Small Glimpse Into Me by Walt Hardester
Say What? How many?...
I Have Been A Lucky Man by Walt Hardester
People I've met........
The Call Button by Walt Hardester
I'm so bad....
A Simple Answer by Walt Hardester
What you got to do to make it....
A Kodak Moment by Walt Hardester
Sometimes It Is Best To Do Nothing by Walt Hardester
A hospital memior...
If A Cat Has Nine Lives by Walt Hardester
I Met a Real Live Legend by Walt Hardester
I once ......
Cuddles And The Monkey by Walt Hardester
Memories That Make Me Smile...
How Do YOU Measure Success? by Walt Hardester
Ya just never know.......
Stained Glass Window by Walt Hardester
Mom's Message From Heaven...
I Just wanted To Watch the Movie by Walt Hardester
Hitchcock couldn't have done this any better. ...
It Began by Walt Hardester
A day in the life....
Being Swept Out To Sea by Walt Hardester
One Night In the ER by Walt Hardester
one of many tales from my medical days...
Shocking by Walt Hardester
Hold On Just A Second by Walt Hardester
Such is life...
The Guitar And The Pawn Shop by Walt Hardester
Can't play the Blues...
You Don’t Know Me by Walt Hardester
So I'm different? Gimme a break, I write poetry....
The Bell of November by Walt Hardester
One's mind wanders at sea, as if in a dream....
The Loon by Walt Hardester
She Sits by Walt Hardester
She Packs A Gun by Walt Hardester
A mountain woman...
Green Fruit by Walt Hardester
Got to wait on it
The Best Gift Of All by Walt Hardester
Fairies I Suppose by Walt Hardester
Tales of yore....
How You Define a Moment by Walt Hardester
In a New York Minute...
How We Ride by Walt Hardester
A Time To Live by Walt Hardester
Will you be remembered as a total giver. Or someone who gave, but was also a doer
Jasmine by Walt Hardester
a place we would like to be more....
At The Gym by Walt Hardester
Apparition by Walt Hardester
The mind does play tricks....
Unbroken Code by Walt Hardester
The Code Talkers...A repost....
Spirit Wind by Walt Hardester
Listening, thinking, feeling....
The Dance by Walt Hardester
A generic look at friends and lovers....
Out of Body Experiences by Walt Hardester
Are they or aren't they?...
Of The Sea by Walt Hardester
Being thankful for what I have, and yet, a herd of deer just ran though my yard....
On Riding Into The Sunset by Walt Hardester
?What Is It? by Walt Hardester
Fog by Walt Hardester
Just One More Bend, Lord by Walt Hardester
Got the music still in my head, yep. ~W~...
Two Wolves by Walt Hardester
There is a point....
Accidental Suicide? by Walt Hardester
Some things I have wondered about...
Each Day by Walt Hardester
The Clinic by Walt Hardester
Fog From A Sailor's Perspective by Walt Hardester
A misty anecdote...
I Was Appalled by Walt Hardester
I found this profane and disgusting....
What Else Do They Put In It? by Walt Hardester
"The Big Tobacco companies are deeply engaged in enhancing the effects of nicotine through the u...
Full Circle by Walt Hardester
How far we've come?...
Enough Already by Walt Hardester
Somali Pirates are really pissing me off..............
What Was I Thinking? by Walt Hardester
I don't know..........Dumbassedness?...
What If? by Walt Hardester
"Klaatu barata nicto"...
The Ant and The Grasshopper by Walt Hardester
Got this from an e-mail and had to share ....Enjoy?...
The Toilet Seat Delima by Walt Hardester
My solution to the age old delima....
We Do Wait by Walt Hardester
I have to agree with LaBelle by Walt Hardester
Get a grip.
If Not Now, When? by Walt Hardester
Bad Day by Walt Hardester
I took this picture today....
Two Fears by Walt Hardester
Fear of failure. Fear of success. The Bible says sixty-seven times, “Fear Not”.
Why is this?
I believe that fear is the fastest way to become separated from the “Universal Consciousness“.
From a POW's Diary by Walt Hardester
Flight Lieutentant Basil B. Jackson DFC...
Flight Lieutenant Basil Jackson The War Years by Walt Hardester
Another memoir story...
Excerpt from, Basil Jackson, The War Years by Walt Hardester
A memior story I very much enjoyed listening to. More snippets to follow...
Mona’s Tale of Woe by Walt Hardester
Drug companies are in the business to make drugs, sometimes for ailments we don't need a drug for, if you weigh the pros and cons....
Wonder if He Even Knew by Walt Hardester
Politically correct or not, this is funny. Don't care who ya are!!...
But Daddy by Walt Hardester
Last End of 2007 by Walt Hardester
Humbled by Walt Hardester
Thank You.....My readers...
We Can Fix It by Walt Hardester
All you have to do is ask...
Overwhelming Success by Walt Hardester
The word has spread...
I write to make people laugh, cry, or hopefully think. Is thinking to much to ask?
Don't Get Me Started
11040 Bowen Rd.