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About Me
I currently live in the Pacific Northwest, near Seattle, and have done so since the 3rd grade.  

I am once again working as a field services technician with a major supplier of Point of Sale equipment working in southwest Washington servicing equipment for Major Retailers. 

In the past I have managed  Wide Area Networks and Local area Networks as well as doing Help Desk responsibilities and the maintenance and repair of computing and networking equipment..

I am certified in Computer Hardware Repair and TCP/IP Network Management. (A+, Server+, Network+, & MCP])  I am also experienced with Cisco systems routers and firewalls. I have been involved with Database management and management of Hybrid systems combining Unix, 3270, DOS, NT/Windows (beginning with a local aerospace company, which shall remain nameless) for over 20 years.


Things I Like to do!
I like to shoot high powered rifles competitively. (1000 yards +)
I am a history buff and am a Civil War Re-enactor.
I enjoy High Powered Rocketry and I am a member of NAR .
I avoid cities and enjoy the outdoors - way out doors.
I hate network television, and enjoy well written movies.

(I also like to write fiction.  Mostly I write detective fiction, the cold brutal type like Mickey Spillane used to write. Featuring guys who solve cases with no sleep, hard liquor, and bullets. And they shoot real guns, the kind that have Magnum in the name, and will produce lots of flash and boom when used. You know, your basic 'Testosterone Overload' kind of fiction.)

See Some Samples of My Writing

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If we want to take the High Road in a War on Terror, 
we are going to have the Best Seat in the House to our own Demise!
                                                                     ...Dennis Miller

Death and taxes may be inevitable,
death, however, does not get any worse just because congress is in session.
                                                                     ...Unknown

The opposite of war is not Peace,
The opposite of war is Slavery!
                                                                     ...Unknown

We would do well to remember;
The rest of the world is NOT inhabited by rational thinking, middle-class Americans!
                                                                     ...Me

"We are defined by our choices, not by our circumstances."
                                                                     ...Unknown

"Consensus is the Negation of leadership!"
                                                                     ....Margaret Thatcher

If con is the opposite of pro,
does that make Congress the opposite of Progress?
                                                                     ...A bumper Sticker I saw

Post modernity has replaced Rene Descartes' dictum, 
       'I think, therefore I am,'         
with a new truism: 
       'I prattle, therefore I am somebody.'
                                                                     ...Uwe Siemon-Netto

"The more oppressive the society, the more intricate the laws.
In Hell there will be nothing but law, and it will be meticulously enforced!"
                                                                     ....Unknown.

"The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in time of moral crisis, 
maintain their neutrality." 
                                                                     ...Dante, "The Inferno"

Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.
                                                                      ...Jacques Barzun

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist
                                                                      ...Keyser Söze quoting Baudelaire

If you do not read the newspapers, then you are uninformed; 
if you do read the newspapers, then you are misinformed.
                                                                       ...Mark Twain

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world;
        the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore: All progress depends on the unreasonable man."
                                                                     ....George Bernard Shaw .

"When Everybody thinks alike, no one is thinking."
                                                                     ....George S. Patton

 

 

 


The List of My All Time Favorite Movies; And When I Grow Up
1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
2. Field of Dreams
3. Where Eagles Dare
4. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
5. My Cousin Vinnie
6. The Great Dictator    (1940 Charlie Chaplin)   **
7. Wild Things
8. Fair Game
9. Two Mules for Sister Sarah
10. Jumanji
Yeah, Right!

My Personal List of Most Inspiring Movies;
1. Patton
Reminding me that where I am has nothing to do with where I am going
2. October Sky
Reminding me to never give up on my dreams.
3. The Shawshank Redemption
Reminding me that no matter how low I may sink, Hope cannot be denied.
4. The Right Stuff
Reminding me that it is determination that will achieve one's goals
5. Apollo 13
Reminding me that Attitude is Everything
6. Finding Forester
Reminding me of the value of Integrity and Persistence.
7. Braveheart
Reminding me that one man CAN make a difference.
8. Rob Roy
Reminding me of the value of honor and family
9. The Rookie
Reminding me that I am better than I think I am, and maybe I should act on that.
10. The Lord of the Rings  I, II,  and III
Just because  (see quote below)

"Evil, that is, has every advantage but one--it is inferior in imagination. Good can imagine the possibility of becoming evil--hence the refusal of Gandalf and Aragorn to use the Ring--but Evil, defiantly chosen, can no longer imagine anything but itself. Sauron cannot imagine any motives except lust for domination and fear so that, when he has learned that his enemies have the Ring, the thought that they might try to destroy it never enters his head, and his eye is kept toward Gondor and away from Mordor and the Mount of Doom." 
W. H. Auden 
The New York Times, January 1956.

 

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"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming; WOO HOO what a ride!"
                    ...I wish I knew