Another episode in the Defining the Dirtbag Dad series.
Hardship, deprivation, and struggles of many varieties have made me one resilient, tough, and resourceful motherfucker. Yet they have not made me vengeful, cynical, or hardened. Instead, this journey has wrought increasing gentleness, kindness, and compassion unto me and just as critically, unto others. For this, un mille grazie!
Put another way: Edward Abbey's most eloquent and graphically coarse tongue affirms: "Though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for I am the evilest motherfucker in the valley."