About the Old Wolf

Wandering Shaman, lover of Mother Gaia, seeking to make the world a place where everyone wins. Fond of offal and other broken meats. Chases invisible cows.

Honorary Titles:

Grand High Culinary Inquisitor  – bestowed by Howard Tayler

Visit my Banquet from Hell.

May I become at all times, both now and forever
A protector for those without protection
A guide for those who have lost their way
A ship for those with oceans to cross
A bridge for those with rivers to cross
A sanctuary for those in danger
A lamp for those without light
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
And a servant to all in need.

40 responses to “About the Old Wolf

  1. Pingback: About the Old Wolf | kalabalu

    • Up on the top of the page you’ll see a menu bar… one of the options is “Follow.” Just click that, and you’ll be notified of new posts as they appear. Thanks for reading!

      • I like your “lovely” philosophy. I am of another stripe than you, and like you, believe in the goodness of mankind, and ethical behavior. We need more of “The Old Wolf,” type philosophy, especially about the earth.

  2. I don’t know who you are yet “The Old Wolf,” and yet have respect for what I have seen. Thank you for your input, and your gentle ways.

  3. My first comment was a response to PHANTOM DIVER. This comment is for “The Old Wolf.” I am another M.O.T., and I expect to become more familiar with your work. Thanks to an email I received, I am becoming acquainted with your soul.

    • And thank you for asking. While tending a farm in West Virginia for some friends of mine, one of my daily chores was to patrol all 180 acres for a cow that was (supposedly) on the verge of calving to see if all was well. I hunted that property for weeks and never saw a glimpse of her; only after I had left and the owners had returned did she come out from some pocket universe somewhere leading a little white bull.

  4. Who r u, why do u think u know so much about Der’ Ratskeller in sugar house Salt Lake??? ROY MOORE is my DAD##!

    • Lynda, as you can see from the article, I had nothing but good to say about Roy and Grandma Moore, among others; these are my memories of three years’ of association with the Ratskeller as an employee. I sent a more detailed email to your yahoo email address and would love to know more.

      • I am writing a brief article about the Der Ratskeller sign for a self-guided virtual tour of vintage business signs in Sugar House. I would like to use information from your article, and, with your permission, one of the photos. Please reply to my email address.
        Thanks for your help.

  5. Old Wolf: I am the original author of the piece that you speculated had been written by one Patricia Rollins Trosclair. I wrote and posted it on my FB page on Jan 28. It was subsequently “edited” by someone (apparently Patricia Rollins Trosclair), who removed my name, added some poorly written sentences, and then signed it as though she had written it. This was what I posted on my FB page (and elsewhere) in response:

    Patricia Rollins Trosclair, I am calling you out for your plagiarism. If anyone else reading this likes the post and disapproves of plagiarism, please re-post this and sign your name below mine so that 1) people will see the original post, and 2) Patricia Rollins Trosclair will learn that it’s not nice to steal someone else’s writings and then try to pass that off as their own.

    This is my original post:

    Some people are saying that we should give Donald Trump a chance, that we should “work together” with him because he won the election and “he is everyone’s president.” This is my response:

    I will not “work together” to build a wall.
    I will not “work together” to persecute Muslims.
    I will not “work together” to shut out refugees from countries where we destabilized their governments, no matter how bad they might have been, so that we could have something more agreeable to our Oligarchy.
    I will not “work together” to lower taxes on the 1%.
    I will not “work together” to increase taxes on the middle class and poor.
    I will not “work together” to help him line the pockets of himself and his cronies.
    I will not “work together” to weaken (or demolish) environmental protection.
    I will not “work together” to sell American lands to companies which then despoil those lands.
    I will not “work together” to remove civil rights from anyone.
    I will not “work together” to waste trillions more on our military when we already have the strongest in the world.
    I will not “work together” to alienate countries that have been our allies for as long as I have been alive.
    I will not “work together” to slash funding for education.
    I will not “work together” to increase the immunity the police already have when they kill people of color (or anyone!) who is unarmed and does not pose any real threat.
    I will not “work together” to take basic assistance from people who are at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder.
    I will not “work together” to allow torture and “black ops” prison sites.
    I will not “work together” to “take their oil.”
    I will not “work together” to get rid of common sense regulations on guns.
    I will not “work together” to eliminate the minimum wage.
    I will not “work together” to suppress scientific research, be it on climate change, fracking, or any other issue where a majority of scientists agree that Trump and his supporters are wrong on the facts.
    I will not “work together” to criminalize abortion or restrict health care for women.
    I will not “work together” to increase the amount of nations that have nuclear weapons.
    I will not “work together” to put even more “big money” into politics.
    I will not “work together” to violate the Geneva Convention.
    I will not “work together” to give the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists a seat at the table, or to normalize their hatred.
    I will not “work together” to deny health care to people who need it.
    I will not “work together” to increase the profits of the insurance companies.
    I will not “work together” to deny medical coverage to people on the basis of an alleged “pre-existing condition.”
    I will not “work together” to increase voter suppression.
    I will not “work together” to normalize tyranny.
    I will not “work together” with anyone who is, or admires, tyrants and dictators.

    I will not “work together” with Donald Trump or anyone who supports him, as I view him as an enemy of this nation and the principles on which it was founded.


    Thomas J. Gray

    PS: If you agree, please copy and re-post (I understand that results in larger numbers of people seeing a post), or share — and if you can, sign your name below mine. Also, if I have left anything out, feel free to add it to this list.

    This is the first step in becoming part of The Resistance.

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