I am…

…a husband

I’ve been married to the same wonderful woman for 38 years.  Between us we’ve raised two sons, had our share of ups and downs and never stopped laughing…usually at ourselves and each other.  While my career has moved us around, she has worked as: a hairstylist, a salon manager, a video store manager, a circuit design administrator and a facilities and equipment management associate for a major telecom company and a customer service rep in a call center.  And in all those jobs there has been one constant…she has excelled at every one of them.  She is simply amazing…and everyone knows it but her.

…a father

My sons have driven me crazy, kept me up nights, given me more than my fair share of grey hair and in general, been the two most amazing young men I have ever known.  One is an incredibly talented artist who has been drawing since he could hold a pencil.  The other is a gifted writer who has been telling stories almost since before he could talk.  And every time I think I couldn’t get any prouder of them, they prove me wrong.

…a geek

I’ve been working in IT for over 40 years.  In that time I’ve done application and desktop support, network operations, IT Management, systems administration, network design and pretty much anything else that needed doing.  If I’ve not done it, odds are I’ve done something similar.  I’ve always been the guy that, when the boss asked, “Does anybody know how to do X?”, I’ve raised my hand and said, “No, but I’ll learn.”  And I’ve kept learning my entire career.  There’s a link to my resume near the top of the page if you’re interested.

…a blogger

My blog is called “Thoughts of a Common Man”.  I cover a fair amount of ground in it – family, parenting, history, politics.  I’ve not posted anything new for a while because I realized that everything I was posting was politically oriented.  I’ll get back to it when that’s not my first impulse anymore.  In the meantime, take a look and leave a comment telling me what you think.

I still do political things though.  I’ve got a website called VOTI.US – Vote Out The Incumbents.  The idea behind it is that our various congress-critters have forgotten who works for whom.  I think they need to be reminded that, like any employee that doesn’t do their job, they can be replaced.


This is the part I’m still working on…the part I’ve not figured out yet.  This is where I get to decide what I want to do when I grow up.  Maybe I’ll do a couple of side-gigs after I retire.  Maybe I’ll post an insufferable number of pictures of my future grand kids.  Who knows?  It’s TBD.

That’s who I am

…so far.