Since Oct 29, 1998
In January, 2007 I returned from 10 months working in Afghanistan as a defense contractor flying UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) in support of U.S. Army Special Forces. In January 2010 I began training for another UAV deployment to Afghanistan with a different vehicle and different company. That deployment did not happen because of program cutback, but I had the opportunity to train and work with some exceptionally fine individuals.
Father of grown children and grandfather of three boys. Politically independent. Conservative in some respects and open in others.
I strongly believe in God - as the spiritual Source of all Life. I also strongly resist any view which professes to have the ultimate and/or exclusive understanding of that spiritual Source. I believe Jesus Christ demonstrated that the application of God's spiritual truths can overcome any human problem and I choose to follow his teachings; but, I believe that it is valid for everyone to follow what they feel is appropriate for their own spiritual growth as long as it does not restrict my opportunity to do that also. And, I believe that human government should stay out of religious matters.
Recreation: Reading, aviation (radio controlled models and full scale planes - Experimental RV-4), sailing (30' Coronado sloop), running, kayaking, computers, and riding my Harley.
I live by the ocean in southern California.