Maurice Harris

Rookie - 164 Points (29 April 1971 / Louisville, KY)

Biography of Maurice Harris

Maurice Harris poet

I am a Logistics Manager, former USAF and USAFR Civil Engineer Officer, World traveler and all around good guy! I spent a lot of time traveling the world both before and during my Air Force active duty career!

I have lived overseas, but I am back and not going anywhere for a while!

I enjoy reading and writing my own poetry, I have a website with about 450 of my more than more 700 poems! Please let me know if you would like to read any of them and I will make sure that you have the opportunity!

I care more than most for the simpler things in life and I always show as much respect for others as I feel I am due in return!

I have 2 children of my own, Abigail and Gabriella, who I love very much!

I love both participating in and watching sports of any kind, I am very into UFC/MMA! I am a diehard New England sports fan, I have been my whole life, good, bad and ugly times included!

I was VERY briefly married once, technically...but it was a hopelessly futile attempt at nobility, I knew in my heart I could not do it, but I had to try for my daughter's sake! It lasted as long as the time it took me to end it,4 months! ! I do not regret having tried though, even though it cost me my best friend at the time! !

I am equally comfortable being the center of attention or left alone. I enjoy learning and experiencing new things and have a knack for being able to remember just about anything that I have ever seen! I have an Eidetic memory and have been compared to both Cliff Claven and Will Hunting! LOL

I am very polite, to the point that others have become uncomfortable! I use the terms: Sir, Ma'am, Thank you, Please, etc...I guess that makes some people uncomfortable! I hold doors open for strangers, let others in front of me in lines and never raise my voice in anger!

I am very intelligent and I know it, which seeems to make others very uncomfortable as well, perhaps it is a sign of their perceived inadequacies, I am not sure! Sometimes people mistake me as being condescending as a result of that! I am almost never wrong, but when I am I will be the first to let you know!

I have been called 'old fashioned' and idealistic, but I have also been called other, not so nice names! !

I have traveled extensively all over the world, so if you have a travel-related question, I may have the answer! I very much look forward to being able to continue that passion again very soon!

A little bit of history for those that may not know me, or may not have been paying enough attention:

I am a Mescalero Apache, Cherokee, Mic Mac/French-Canadian. I self loathe the French part; no, surely, I jest!

I am a voracious reader; a sesquipedalian; amateur poet; historian and appreciant of all things beauteous.

I am a world traveler, who has been to austere locales on deployment, to countries far afield; seen all the remaining Ancient Wonders of The World, as well as many other UNESCO WORLD Heritage Sites, but I have also been to many other places as well. I have learned a lot in each of these places, and have it all neatly catalogued in my eidetic memory banks; I owe a debt of gratitude to all those who have helped me along the way.

I am a sort of modern day Renaissance man in both technical and artistic endeavors.

I am a survivor of Earthly death; and, I mean that quite literally.

I am an extraordinary man, with an extraordinary ability to persevere, adapt and keep battling through, no matter what the challenge. I relish any opportunity to help someone, but require nothing in return, but a mere 'thank you'.

I am not afraid to cry.

I am a former Civil Engineer Officer in both the USAF and USAFR, where I was discharged Under Honorable Conditions, from each.

I am able to love completely, unabashedly and without apology all that which I love most ardently. My family and friends are my world, I come second. I will give you anything that you need, want, desire, like, etc., and only ask for your gratitude in return.

I value ideals, but I do not LOVE them. For example, I value, covet, and am enamored with things such as: Honor, Courage, Duty, Sacrifice, etc..; I LOVE My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; my Country; my Beloved, friends, and family, and, THEN, I afford myself some that is left over, because I possess a plentitude of same for all who need it, including myself.

I am a Mormon, or, more correctly, a Latter Day Saint.

I am all of this, but I am merely a vessel of my Creator, Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, it is through Him that I may achieve such lofty heights and attain such lofty goals.

It has been a long, long road just to get HERE. Now, the possibilities are endless.

Anything else that you would like to know, please do not hesitate to ask!

Thank you,

-Maurice Updates


Known simply as the Offensive of the Meuse-Argonne,
Unbeknownst to most, lo,300,000+ lost, at last, won;
Labeled: 'probably the bloodiest single battle in U.S. history',
Yet, it remains to all but those most learned, a mystery!

Waged by leaders like Pershing, Liggett and Gouraud-
All those they led, gallantry and courage they did show!
Our efforts focused outside of a town named Verdun,
Most would concur, this is where the War was won!

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