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A Little Bit About Me

Over the last couple of years, I've had many thousands of visitors. This was my goal – that my website would generate some interest in others, based on my interests. On my home page, I have put a few of my other web spaces together for anyone who wants to see more of what makes me tick.

When I was very young, I was obsessed with dinosaurs and thought that I would be an Archeologist when I grew up. I used to take kids in my neighborhood out fossil hunting. Really, I should have narrowed my focus on Paleontology, but I use my youth as an excuse.

By the time I was twelve, I thought that they had discovered pretty much all the dinosaurs. I figured by the time I graduated from college there would not be anymore discoveries in the dinosaur world. Yes...I know I was a very short sighted kid. Oh well, that ship has sailed. Had I any Idea, I think I would have stayed with Archeologist because my interests include ancient cultures, religion, human inventions, metallurgy, armor and weapons, and the further back we go in human history, the more interested I become. Alas, perhaps I really just wasted my youth on being a kid and not having too much to worry about.

In my teenage years, I got into art. Drawing, color and some painting. I was fascinated with Sci-Fi and fantasy art. By the time I was in high school, Apple Computers® had just come out with the Macintosh® and I became enthralled with computer graphics and graphic design. So crazy about it, that I decided to go to the first Apple Macintosh Computer Graphics Lab in the country to learn how to use computers and become a Graphic Designer. It was 1984, the start of the desktop revolution. Through some incredibly hard work, I earned a scholarship and graduated from college. Many, many good lessons during these years and I still have many friends from those days. We often get together and have college reunions filled with old stories, volleyball and a full-on sense of regression.

Once I got into the "real world" I got a job working on High-End CEPS systems. I was lucky enough to talk my way into working on half-million dollar systems and moved to the other side of Michigan where the money is. I was making like 13 bucks an hour!! Funny thing is, after a few years, I was teaching everyone how to work on the Macintosh® desktop computers and we were trashing those half-million-dollar workstations because no one wanted them anymore.

The one constant is change. If you can't keep up, you're dead. If you can't figure out how to be ahead of the curve, you're just like everyone else, and if you have no vision of where you want to go, forget about it.

Over the next few decades I worked in printing, color management, color proofing technologies, computer graphics, 3-D imagery, and video production. I became very interested with processes, industrial process engineering, problem solving and Digital Asset Management. It was from my 30s to my 50s that I realized how much I like to learn. That being knowledgable was empowering and aided in leadership and confidence. I love learning, and I will ask questions about whatever I can everywhere I go. I try to not make it annoying, and sometimes I succeed!

I also got married and had two daughters. You want to talk about learning something new and crazy. Just try raising a family is this world of constant information overload and mis-information! I wouldn't wish it on anyone. But that's a first world problem that we need to help solve. It's very hard and frustrating to me to have so much information power in my hand and not be able to utilize the knowledge that is out there because so much is hidden away.

If you don't watch the news you are uninformed and if you watch the news you are misinformed.

- Denzel Washington

This is when I wanted to combine my lust for learning with my goals of accruing knowledge that was truthful, relevant and generate a synergy with the other facets of my life.

I decided to go back to school and get a degree in Library Sciences to teach myself how to understand...better.

Take a few moments and explore my website. If you find something interesting or you have questions, just ask!

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