Even if you have known me for a while – either in person or online – there might still be a few things you don’t know about me. While I have been in LA for 28 years, I had another 22 years back in New London, Ohio and. Bowling Green, Ohio. New London is a town of about 2000 people and most of my family still live in that area. It is a quintessential small town with struggling downtown, hard working folks and quiet back road — some that are still paved in gravel to this day. This might explain why I have a relative antipathy to the big city, even though I have lived here for many years.
While I lived in “town” and not on a farm, I spent many, many hours on the farms that surrounded the town. I drove tractors like this John Deere Model 60 or Allis Chalmers tractor and even large combines, the size of big rig trucks. I carted grain to the local elevator to sell, riding in the wagon of soybeans, corn or what for the fun of it. I baled hay and stuffed iit nto the hay lofts, choking on the dust and chaff on some of the hottest days of the year.
In school, I was a B student for the most part. I sang in the chorus, played trombone in the band and acted and sang in high school and community theater productions including Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma, South Pacific and more. This led to my continuing as a theater major in college and graduating with that degree.
It was at college, in. Bowling Green, where I had access to computers for the first time and discovered my aptitude for technology and helping others use it. I lived for 9 months in Cleveland prior to my wedding, doing a series of of jobs like working at a television and appliance store and working in the Box Office of the Playhouse Square Foundation. That led to years of technology work once I moved to LA in 1986, after my new wife and I left Ohio the day after our wedding. This June marks 28 years in Los Angeles, as well as 28 years of marriage.
Is there anything here you didn’t already know? Hopefully you now know me a little bit better.
We all have our unique stories and sometimes it is worth rereading these stories with older – and perhaps more wizened– eyes. You never know exactly what you might see there that you hadn’t seen before.
Previously on End of the Day:
- Just another work day at home — End of the Day for April 26, 2014
- Keeping score as I reach 300 YouTube Subscribers! – End of the Day for April 24, 2014
- Share your “invisible self” online for better relationships – End of the Day for April 22, 2014
- Your local library is even more useful and important today than in the past! — End of the Day for April 21, 2014
- Introverts, extroverts and family holidays – End of the Day for April 20, 2014
- Energy reserves are running low — End of the Day for April 19, 2014
- Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd! – End of the Day for April 18, 2014
- Spring has broken! – End of the Day for April 17, 2014
- A good day – End of the Day for April 16, 2014
- The quiet time of night – End of the Day for April 15, 2014
- All of you out there listening and reading in dark! – End of the Day for April 14, 2014
- Sunday Night Dread and a Place of Self Preservation – End of the Day for April 13, 2014
- Summer is galloping down upon us! – End of the Day for April 12, 2014
- The Art of Fine Conversation – End of the Day for April 11, 2014
- Time to get out of town again – End of the Day for April 10, 2014
- Tech support needs an overhaul – End of the Day for April 9, 2014
- It’s hot in Topeka! – End of the Day for April 8. 2014
- Pushing through the rough parts — End of the Day for April 7, 2014
- Tired, tired, tired — End of the Day for April 6, 2014
- Popcorn – The secret to a happy relationship – End of the Day for April 5, 2014
- Another closing. Another Show – End if the Day for April 5, 2004
- Common Courtesy – End of the Day for April 3, 2014
- Attention must be paid – End of the Day for April 2, 2014
- “The torch has been passed to a new generation” – End of the Day for April 1, 2014
- End of the Day for March 2014
- End of the Day for February 2014
- End of the Day for January 2014