About Me

This is my new blog page.  My old page can be found here:


The old page was getting a bit clunky and unorganized.

About me:

First of all I have a poodle. Sigh. There, I said it.. I am a man with a poodle. I never wanted a poodle but he fell into my lap and I’m keeping him.  Anyway you haven’t lived until you have gone camping with a poodle.  As you can see in the pic he took over the camper.

I’m a 50 something from Evansville, Indiana who joined the Navy at age 19. Started working for the US Government in 1990 and have moved around civil service quite a bit. I started as a Wage Grade 7 and now am a GS-13. And now after wanting an Amateur Radio license since being a teenager I am now licensed as KN4FMV.

I have spent about 16 of the last 20 years overseas in Iwakuni and Okinawa Japan for which I feel most fortunate to have done. Those were probably my heydays as now I reside in lovely New Bern North Carolina where I will probably die of boredom.

In my 50 something years I’ve learned this: Tubes sound better than Transistors, you can look at a film photo when the computer is broken, and food cooked over charcoal tastes better than on a gas grill.