Its been a good time hanging out with him, and reconnecting after a long absence. I forgot how similar we are in attitudes. Hes more family then some of my own kin at times.
anyway, as he begins his long journey back, I hope hes found the strength and wisdom to find his own way again.
I offer this one advice to others like him who may have lost their way,
Do not let your past mistakes define you. Learn from them, Forgive yourself and Move on.