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Read the other pages here (commentary, parodies) to learn how I think and what I
think is funny. Life is too short to take everything too seriously--in fact, doing so will
make your life shorter. Loving God, family and country, pursuing happiness, guarding one's
freedoms and helping others are things I do and believe in...but, I know that God has a
sense of humor and He doesn't mind if we enjoy ours.
For those who might be afraid they know
me, I include the following biographical info. If you're confident that you don't know me,
you might want to skip this boring stuff.
I grew up in Warner Robins, Georgia (USA), attended Northside High School (see
photo below), Macon Junior College (now Macon
State College), Mercer University (BBA
majored in Accounting), then I began my real education...life. Later, I completed my MBA
degree from Georgia College (now Georgia College &
State University ).
Learning is a lifelong process, so all the above only started
me on the journey. Failing to keep up is moving backwards, especially in the technology
business. That's one reason I steered my career away from management and into web
development. For practice and community service, I'm the webmaster for several local
non-profit organizations such as the Georgia State
Fair , Exchange Club
of Macon and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
I'm married to the former Wanda Phillips, another
Northside grad from Warner Robins. I'm an NRA member, a
Catholic and member of St. Joseph's Catholic
Church, generally conservative (slightly right of Atilla the Hun) and somewhat
libertarian (note the small "L", I'm not an anarchist). I strongly
support a return to constitutional government, i.e., limited government.
The act of writing clarifies my thinking and I enjoy
expressing my opinions. I occasionally write an opinion column for The Macon Telegraph (Macon, GA). Check out some of my
columns on the Commentary page.
Reading, of course, is the fountain of knowledge and a favorite
pastime. I like political commentary as well as fiction (Clancy, Koontz, Grisham, King,
Crichton are a few favorites). I have several (unpublished) fiction projects of my own in
progress. When not reading or writing, I enjoy outdoor activities and coach little league
baseball. Read the other pages here to find out what else interests me.
Formerly an accountant, I'm now employed in the Information
Technology (IT) field deploying web technology for a healthcare organization. Stephen
King's "IT" was about a scary, evil entity who looked like a clown.
Is there a connection?
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Above are the Northside High
School football seniors (1976). Kneeling (l-r) are Tim Vartenesian, Jimmy Lindsey, Coach
Conrad Nix, Randy Shuttlesworth, Keenan Parrish, Leslie Belknap, Steve Scroggins (#43). Standing (l-r) are Dale Petroski, David Causey, Herman
Montford, Edward Maddox, Jay Fox, Roy Martin. 1976 was a bad year (7-3) following 10-0 in
1975. See NorthsideFootball.com See 1974-1976 Time Machine.
Below is the older, grayer me, the younger me and the much younger me
without a shirt.
Above is me in December 1999, me in May 1987, me with lovely wife (we
weren't married then), Wanda, in 1978, and me contemplating quantum physics in September