Jeff - the more i hear of your story - the more i believe that it was a miracle that you survived. the same goes for Puffer. and many others - but especially you two because of the links to larger underworld or clandestine involvement.
thankful that you are alive,
They have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me.
Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long.
But the Lord is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.