Thanks for checking out my Google+ profile and hopefully we will share some great interactions here. If you need any help using Google+, feel free to ask me, and I'll try to help where I can. Google+ is more of an interest network versus a "social" network and is a bit different from other networks. It might seem strange at first or you might not find a lot of activity on here, but trust me, there is. You have to actively interact and search for things you are interested in... but once you do, you will find a whole community of people that share the same interests that you do. Don't expect all your old high school friends to start automatically adding you, just because you joined.
First, I do not automatically add people back if you decide to add me to your circles. If anyone adds me there are a few things that I do:
- If you have not taken the time out to fill out your profile, that is an automatic sign that I will not add you back. At least take a little time out and fill out your profile.
- If you do #1, will take a peek at your profile and/or public posts. If I find anything offensive or topics that I do not find interesting at all, I will not add you back. There is not much that offends me or that I do not find interesting. Your content will determine whether or not I add you back.
- If you pass #1 and #2, but I do not know exactly where you belong, I have a circle named "Not Sure Where They Go" and I will add you to this circle. Over the next few weeks or months, depending on what you post, I will then add you to my specific topics circles. Those that do not fit this criteria, stay in my "Not Sure" circle and I tend to delete this circle periodically, and start fresh again.
- Assuming you have done #1, #2 and #3, then, let's rock. There are various circles I interact with, and we have a good time and chat about various things. I have a great number of hoopsters and you are free to join the ride.
If you have any circles that contain the below topics or interests, feel free to add me to them.
- International travel
- Kansas City topics
- Any interests in North Carolina
- Mobile Technology
- Amateur Radio
- BBQing, smoking meats, foodies
- Homemade jerky
- Wilderness Survival or Bushcraft
- Bigfoot/Sasquatch topics (I was a member of the BFRO)
- Shooting, hunting, CCW or 2A supporters
- Knives and knife sharpening
- EDC gear
- Fly Fishing
- I like to puff on a good cigar once in a while
- Tinkering, ethical hacking
- Volunteering in the community
- Wetshaving or headshaving
I'm a polymath that enjoys everything and anything. I collect knives, an expert at sharpening blades, master BBQ cook and an expert in wilderness survival. (Actually consulted for a well known TV series.) On the flip side, I also clean up well, working in the corporate world as a technology architect, international consultant and bringing new technologies to the mobile world. Been a licensed amateur radio operator for many, many years and I credit this hobby into getting me in my current career.
Let's see... I've been an EMT, Firefighter, Police Officer, undercover drug agent, private investigator, mortician assistant, switching engineer, tower climber, RF engineer, network manager, laboratory manager, international consultant and technology architect and still do not know what I want to be when I grow up.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects
. - So sayeth Robert Heinlein's character Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love
Having grown up in the country, in and around Warsaw, NC, I miss the the good old days of hunting, fishing, the quietness and darkness of the rural nights. I hope to get back there one day and settle down with my wife and family near Wilmington, NC or on the Outer Banks (OBX).
He who sits still in a house all the time may be the greatest vagrant of all, but the Saunterer, in the good sense, is no more vagrant than the meandering river, which is all the while sedulously seeking the shortest course to the sea.
- Thoreau's Walking.