I wrote about myself in the Ladder because I believe something I have done all my life which is what I call Seek And Discover (SAD not SAT) gave me a good start on my voyage, my mother called me intelligent, independent, inquisitive, obnoxious at times and insolent when focused.  

Maybe,  just maybe some kid out there will find out good things are out there and you just have to seek, bypass distractions and you will discover.  The world today does not give you an E-ticket like Disney did in the 80’s for the rides.

You need to find your path using your two feet and your mind.  It is the only hope we have for the future. In the United States our administration has failed and we went from first in the world in health and education to somewhere around twenty-seventh.  It is expected lower as the 2018 reports are assimilated from PISA- DEC 2019

We also suffer from greed and selfishness from the disparity of the rich to the poor and it will be the biggest scam in education the college scene will see and many will pay the price. I have no problem with that.  The Hammurabi code, one gets what one gives.

  • The US now ranks 27th in the world for its levels of healthcare and education, according to a new study. 
  • This represents a significant decline from 1990, when it ranked sixth and first in the 80’s. 
  • The nation has seen a marked decrease in educational attainment — partly the result of reduced and poorly allocated funds for elementary and high schools.  By improving its education and healthcare policies, the US could see faster economic growth.   
  • Thanks to T-RUMP and the half brained Evangelist Ms Betsy DeVos,  this will get worse, it has gotten worse and will decline further. 

Welcome to my world.  I made it ! 76 years old.  No secrets, I never thought I would last this long.  One the other hand, I don’t drink to excess, quit smoking cold turkey in 1978,  I joined a gym at 74 for ticker strength, I enjoy cooking good healthy worldly food, in about four plus ethnicities, Asian,  made scratch Miso soup and Sushi/sashimi this week, Indian, Jewish, Italian, Cajun, mixed with some French ideas and possibly some food from Klingon based on the overage of Habanero peppers I had in the fridge,  sharing heartburns with good friends and in my simple world have had a good life. I have been blessed. 

I was married over three decades to the most wonderful woman in the world till she passed from cancer in 2007.  She was my rock... not a day goes by I don’t miss her. We traveled together to conferences, trade shows, unique and wonderful places, the best part was WE were privileged to meet incredible real purposeful people, and some that weren’t.  I never found a replacement...

I served my country in wars, made it through a school working part time in the culinary world, and photographing Weddings on weekends.  After I finished the Military I still have supported my brothers in arms,  the troops as a contractor, did charitable work for decades, held certificates in diving, flew and owned real planes for thirty something years, did corporate work, managed my small hobby size invention and personal businesses in journalism, mentored children, being a caregiver and photography... life, it’s been fair to me, its good and I sleep at night... 

I owe it all to my High School English Teacher who hated me... and a Librarian who guided me.  

I documented and approved every word of this website. Regrettably though you might not agree with me.  I am a consumer advocate, a food critiquer, a political hound and story chaser, a photographer, pilot, corporate guru, business owner and at times a very antagonistic individual when I see things that are wrong.  I tell it the way I see it. 

No politicians, the rare good ones, the many fake or otherwise full bodied scumbags, fake preachers, religious leaders, perverts, pedophiles and other scumbirds nor horses, sheep or canines were injured during the writing of this blog and website even though I had wished a few would have had something really deserving and unfortunate happen to them.   

If you cannot afford an attorney, my nephew will be available at the usual exaggerated attorney fees for malpractice cases so I can get my cut.  


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