Some think Don Quixote was just a senile old fool, but for me he has been a life-long inspiration. Like Quixote, I hope I never give up doing what I believe God wants me to do --- no matter what the odds.
I invite you to read the words of his song written below while you listen to the music (click on the speaker icon). Then, scroll down to take a look at a few of my current quests.
May God also help you with your quests in life. After all, God has always been well known for turning impossible dreams into amazing realities.
"To dream the impossible dream, to fight the unbeatable foe, to bear with unbearable sorrow, to run where the brave dare not go, to right the unrightable wrong, to love, pure and chaste, from afar; to try when your arms are too weary; to reach the unreachable star.
"This is my Quest---to follow that star, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far, to fight for the right without question or pause, to be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause!
"And I know, if I'll only be true to this glorious Quest, that my heart will lie peaceful and calm when I'm laid to my rest.
"And the world will be better for this---that
one man, scorned and covered with scars, still strove with his last ounce
of courage to reach the unreachable star." (The Impossible
Dream - lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh)
Follow this link
offsite to learn more about Don Quixote and Miguel de Cervantes.
Parnell, Conley, Hefley, and related families This branch of the family I blame on my mother.
Odle and related families Dad has to take responsibility for this bunch. Yeah, yeah, I know his father was adopted. That's no excuse, I say.
Odle Odds and Ends Here's a collection
of Odles from the web that are way off the beaten track. No, I mean even
more than the rest of us are!
Adam to Noah
Genocide in Darfur, Sudan
Together we can make a difference and save the lives of people facing genocide. Life for them shouldn't be an impossible dream. A good place to join the quest is at Save Darfur.
Just click on the logo
at the left or go to pprg.org to come
visit us and learn more about PPS.
Bible Gateway Here we can search any of numerous Bible translations/versions in nine languages.
Our Daily Bread This is a devotional guide for daily Bible readings, prayers, and inspirational thoughts.
The Twelve Voices of Easter This RealAudio and visual drama written by Dr. Woodrow Kroll and Keith Ghormley will enrich your understanding of Easter. The Twelve Voices of Easter is best experienced with the RealAudio plug-in and a modem speed of 28.8 or faster.
First United Methodist Church of West Allis This our home church.
Trinity Evangelical Divinity
School I graduated from this seminary with a Masters of
Divinity degree in 1989.
Here is a quick link to a picture of my wife Janet and me. For access to all the other photos, click on the Photo Index link. Most photos are also linked from the genealogy pages.
Lady Janet's Quest
Dulcinea is not my Lady - actually, that's my daughter's name! My true
Lady is my wife, Janet, who belongs to a wonderful community choir (volunteers)
called the Bach Chamber Choir. If you love good choral music, you'll not
want to miss them. For more information, follow the musical link on the
In Remembrance of Steve Odle 1954 - 2000
This is a special page of a few memories and pictures of my youngest
brother, who died at age 45 on June 4, 2000.
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and his worthy steed, Rosinante.
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Original materials copyrighted and may not be sold or used for profit in any way, but may be copied for personal use only by permission of web site author. Copyright © 1999 Michael A. Odle