I live a somewhat sheltered life with my determined wife and our semi-odd children in obscure locations for the sociological safety of others.
My birthday is also Towel Day. Lucky me!
I go camping and hiking with my family and I have taken some pictures of our trips.
Over the years, I have kept a list of people I want to meet.
This is my one and only voluntary organizational affiliation. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I try (with varying degrees of success) to live my life after the example of Jesus Christ.
Though I did attend public schooling, ultimately earning a bachelor's degree as a Home Economist and a master's degree in Information Technology, anyone can tell you that I am a very independent learner and have been mostly self-taught in the subjects of electronics, computers, and practically everything else I know. "Autodidact" is another way of saying "self-taught".
I have written a number of works that are available as Kindle books on Amazon.com. I also continue working on my great philosophical anti-novels in the Navigiary allegory.
You can learn more about my writing adventures.
my technical adventures have given me my only decent hobby and provided for my family for the bulk of my life so far.
My graduate degree is in information technology management, which keeps my fiscal and location options open, while adding surprisingly little to my "tech-cred".
I took the examination for my amateur radio license in 2008, receiving a General license (KE5YGT). I build a few radios, and was never able to contact anyone. I took an additional test and received my Amateur Extra license (AG5AH) in 2015. In June of 2016, I finally joined a radio club and did my first check-in with a regional net. I don't know if that qualifies as a QSO, but I have finally transmitted.
I am a degreed Home Economist, though I actually make a living as a technologist. Many people ask me why I spent four years and some thousands of taxpayer's money doing this and I will happily explain that the principles of Home Economics most closely mirror my own personal principles. Besides, young college students on the government dole are in a perfect position to pursue personal principles rather than practical income generation!
I wouldn't include this, but I am a certified vo-tech teacher. I got my certificate while working at a prison so I could teach there, but I was only there long enough to get the provisional cert. I was tired of driving 200 miles a day to a job I had in a distant city, so I got a job as a school teacher, which lasted one year and proved a total fiasco, except for the fact that I now have a professional license. It would probably take a lot of torture to get me to teach at a public school again.
For a long time, I wondered why I had such peculiar interests, but now I understand that I am a rabid isolationist. My great desire is to essentially be left alone, which is called "asocial" (as opposed to being anti-social). For those of you that are also rabid isolationists, you may find some information on this web site to help you cope.
For a guy who wants to be left alone, I also have a sometimes confusing need to share what I know. It is important to understand that there is no conflict between being asocial and being willing to share things - these are two very different things. Now, there may be questions as to the usefulness of such sharing, but I am not here to quibble as I am the maniacal one here!