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  • tonemeister

    Thanks, John. It certainly gets the message over.

  • Bill

    OH!…Chissoe David Iron, my college bodyguard.
    Lots more on this giant and giant-hearted amigo.
    He had the scars of three sundances.
    No telling where I would be without his schooling me.
    I saved his life once…bleeding ulcer, got him to a
    native-American hospital he could trust.
    I would enjoy adding to the loving marks he left.
    Bill

    • Hi Bill – you’re a friend of Chissoe! Great that you found this blog and my story of meeting him. Big man, made a big impression on me. I’ll see if I can post your comment on the original article.
      Thanks for getting in touch!
      John

  • Bill

    Sorry that I don’t know how to work this thing enough to tie my comment to Chissoe’s articles. Wow got his pictures! No mistaking this angel of my time
    in Oklahoma. Bill is Chissoe’s friend!

John MacPherson was born and lives in the Scottish Highlands. He trained as a welder in the Glasgow shipyards, before completing an apprenticeship as a carpenter, and then qualified as a Social Worker in Disability Services. Along the way he has cooked on canal barges, trained as an Alpine Ski Leader & worked as an Instructor for Skiers with disabilities, been a canoe instructor, and tutor of night classes in carpentry, stained glass design and manufacture, and archery. He has travelled extensively on various continents, undertaking solo trips by bicycle, or motorcycle. He has had narrow escapes from an ambush by terrorists, been hit by lightning, caught in an erupting volcano, trapped in a mobile home by a tornado, kidnapped by a dog's hairdresser, rammed by a basking shark and was once bitten by a wild otter. He has combined all this with professional photography, which he has practised for over 35 years. He teaches photography and acts as a photography guide & tutor in the UK and abroad. His biggest challenge is keeping his 27 year old Land Rover 110 on the road. He loves telling and hearing stories.

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