This site is for me to release a little tension… jabber about this, that or the other thing… it’s not about you, the reader, but about me, the writer… so if you don’t like, don’t read! A large portion of the material is in ‘private’ mode… it’s not that I don’t use the site… I just keep it to myself, sometimes because it’s just for me, other times because some people can’t handle the truth, and I’m not ready to argue with them about it yet.
So, with that out of the way… I am a 50-year-old father of 4, born and raised in Southern Illinois, near good ol‘ St. Louis. I’ve done a variety of things in the past 50 years, but the last 20 or so have mostly been centered around IT and Customer Service, Helpdesk mostly.
Since High School, I have been a Ordnanceman in the US Navy, worked in a flour mill, drove a cab, been a bartender, a bouncer, worked at Olin/Winchester making bullets, been a mechanic, done retail sales, been a Service manager, a computer tech, a software trainer, and a handful of other things as well. I have the equivalent of a BS in Science, still lacking a few ‘required’ courses, and I’m
not likely to go back to get them. finally going back to get them. I really don’t care about that little piece of paper, but the world seems to think it’s needed. I’m currently the Support Center Manager for an AmLaw 100 firm, meaning it’s one of the biggest law firms in the US, I think I can get by without that degree but I’ll get it anyway.
Married twice, 3 wonderful kids from wife #1, and a step-daughter from wife #2 who I have raised as my own, and this is probably the only time you’ll see me say ‘step’ when referring to her. 2 grandchildren, one boy, one girl.
My son is an electrician, my oldest daughter is an RN, daughter #2 graduated from ECU with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. The youngest is still in college, and still doesn’t know what she wants to be yet….
Life is good, my house is
almost paid off, I have no other loans, I’m debt free. I enjoy my job, most of the time. I have a wonderful, loving wife who keeps me in line. It just doesn’t get much better without winning the lottery.