I grew up in Flint, Michigan. It was a bustling town dominated by the automobile industry. They were times of full employment. If you didn’t work at one the major automobile manufactures, Buick Motor, Fisher Body, or Chevrolet, you most likely worked for one its suppliers like A.C. Spark Plug.
I attended Michigan State University (Go Green!) in East Lansing. I did go to a local college, Flint Junior College, before I transferred. I majored in Psychology because, quite frankly, it was one of the easier majors. One of the major reasons for attending MSU was something called Viet Nahm. East Lansing looked a hell of a lot better than Da Nang.
Soon after college, armed with my B.A. in psychology I went to work as a substitute school teacher. I was pretty terrible. Everybody would yell “we got a sub” which was a code word for let’s make him wish he never wanted to teach school. Tried selling real estate for a few months. That resulted in just about poverty for me. Finally gave up and joined most of the rest of the family in working for the auto industry (Buick Motor). I lasted three moths there. I was working third shift with a bunch of losers who main objective of the in life was to make it to the end of their shift and then hit the bar across the street. Then I joined a company I ended up working for 11 years. The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.
I quit the railroad because I had to work outside all winter plus everyone was getting stoned.
RMIN (Rocky Mountain Intelligence Agency). Not much I can say about this. I could but then they would kill me. Just say our official mission was to collect and disseminate organized crime information. Hello Joe Bonanno. This agency was also known as (ACISA) (Arizona Criminal Intelligence System Agency). You get the point.
Leaving there (whew) I went to work for The BIM Corporation for the next eighteen years of my life. IBM truly means I’ve been moved. From Tucson AZ, to Santa Clara CA, to Boulder CO, to Raleigh NC. I held various positions from Site Security, Disaster Recovery, Vital Records, Records Retention, Manager of Administrative Services, and finally Education Program Manager.
My final employer before retiring was with Local Federal Credit Union in Raleigh, North Carolina.
I retired from LGFCU as the Vice President of Human Resources.
I enjoy writing, poetry, history (especially American Presidential History), photography and travel. I am currently retired and reside in Ocala, FL with my lovely wife and 3 cats. Actually, the three cats (Elvis, Purrcee, and We Willy) own me. We added one dog this year. She is a black mouth cur and her name is Belle. Belle weighs 75 pounds and loves to chase rabbits, usually with me attached.
I also have a photography log at http://raleighcatdaddy.wordpress.com