Born in the Cradle of Liberty, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Began Catholic School, 1st Grade, at the age of 5. Raised by strong, working women (mother and grandmother) and the only White kid on my block in the 60s, I grew up with an appreciation of equal rights and race and gender discrimination that many White males never get to experience. Left Philly, went to 12 other Catholic and mostly public schools as a Navy brat, before stopping. Thespian/Gleek/Speech Forensic Competitor/Chess Club/Mathematician, graduated from Milton High School, in Milton, FL. Awarded AF ROTC scholarship to Georgia Tech in Mathematics (Computer Science), continued on through several different colleges; BA in MIS, MS in CS, Microsoft and CompTIA certified. Spent 4 years in U.S. Air Force, in Alexandria, LA, got out and hired into Management Training Program for Woolworth's--which went bankrupt. Went to Montgomery Ward as hardware assistant manager, then promoted to Manager of soft lines (Men's/Women's/Shoes)--MW also now bankrupt. Joined Civil Service, worked as Writer/Editor/Chief of Marketing for MWR/Services Squadron, at England AFB--now closed. Worked at AF NAF Purchasing Office as Systems Analyst, at AF Personnel Center as Senior Systems Analyst, at Brooke Army Medical Center (now San Antonio Military Medical Center) as Manager of Help Desk, Desktop Support (Hardware and Software), Web and Special Projects. Briefly worked as S6 (Information Management Officer) for 410th Expeditionary Contracting Brigade; now at 106th Signal Brigade as Strategic Planner, Project Manager and Business Process/Intelligence Specialist. Married for 28 years to the same amazing woman; father, grandfather, Godfather and "Uncle" to many. Guitarist/singer/member of both a contemporary Catholic Church choir and an oldies/light rock/crossover-country band. Years to go before retirement, still active, sleep 4-5 hours / night (some nights less), so I have a lot of time to squander messing about on the Internet. Lovin' life, lookin' forward to the next 50 years on the planet. Should be exciting. "But I have promises to keep, / And miles to go before I sleep, / And miles to go before I sleep."
...being an American--and a good world citizen. But more passionate about equal rights for all American citizens, especially minorities of any flavor (race, creed, sexuality).
Vote Against the Incumbent - No Exceptions. Eradicate career politicians. Revoke the Income Tax to institute a National Sales Tax, and retrain/redirect all tax-code-related careers (Tax Attorneys, Tax Accountants, IRS, etc.) to useful occupations.
...anything. Always willing to learn, always interested in what people have to say and what they believe.
...anything. I'm a dilettante, a true Renaissance Man.
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