Who am I? A good question. I’m a person like you. Such a vague answer and not very informative is it? If you’ve come here you should ask the question who do I think I am? You most likely do not know me, or you might know me some limited fashion. You want to know more? Thank you! I cannot describe myself as my wife see’s me, nor as my daughter sees me. They both know me very well but have entirely different view points, which vary depending on the time of day, last conversation, moon phase and glucose levels. Getting them to write a description of me might be nice but it wouldn’t paint the whole picture as my boss see’s me differently.
So should I try to portray myself from someone else’s point of view? Maybe in the broadest sense. I can tell you I’m 6’3″ about 260lb. I like to lift weights but I’m no muscle head, in fact I’ve found I’ve stopped growing up and started growing out. Most frustrating. Based on what I’ve said you now know I have a wife and daughter but still not much. Yes?
So, the question becomes, what do you want to know? Why don’t you ask me? Perhaps I’m not readily available and you might not know what to ask. Okay. Good response. You want to get some measure of me as a person. Good. You can’t learn if you don’t ask questions. You want to find some flaws in my character, attitude or actions to justify your beliefs? Yep. I get that too. That is who YOU are, not who I am. I don’t claim to be perfect, all knowledgeable or particularly great, but overall I am happy with who I am (not that there isn’t room for improvement mind you!) but I accept who am and what I have accomplished with my life. I have put my life on the line for something bigger than myself, I have survived situations that others did not. I have loved, lost, cried, been beaten, been poor, been spit up on and I have triumphed. I am an optimistic pessimist. It means I am pleasantly surprised when things go right but it doesn’t drag me down.
I have created this site to show off my works, who I am and to help people understand me. There will be some bragging and some introspection, some ranting, some raving and some nonsensical mumbling. Woo hoo! It’s my corner of Cyberspace. MINE. If you don’t like it I’m sure you know how to leave.
Now that you have read the disclaimer. Welcome to who I think I am and what I do. Disagree or not, share your opinion. I may not agree with you but I do like to learn and experience the opinions and views of others.
I’m a former Marine veteran. I grew up in Europe during the cold war, going to an American High School for military dependents. It was very formative. Then I joined the Marines (despite most of my family being Army).
I like to read and write Science Fiction, some Fantasy and some history (mostly military history). Various religions and religious ideologies also interest me.
The jobs I have held are numerous and somewhat varied. From administrative assistant in an office, to US Marine Infantry Squad leader, to Security Lieutenant, to help desk technician to Computer consultant. I have traveled quite a bit. Living in Europe (Germany) for about eight years, I have lived in various states (Hawaii, California, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Florida and Kentucky). I have lived in Okinawa and traveled to Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
These days I’m a computer consultant, a husband and a dad. Thank you for visiting.