After avoiding social medias for years, I joined forces with Google in 2011 when they launched Google Plus. I feel it is the superior platform for my needs.
I am rooted in Quincy IL but grew up in Crystal Lake, IL. In 2002, I retreated to the rural Midwest. Today I split time between Galena, IL and Shullsburg, WI. Mostly, I am a restoration ecologist at my business Prairie Works, Inc.
, but also dabble into farming, writing and volunteerism. I am married and have two sons, Paul and Mark.
Lucky to have passion careers, I have many interests and hobbies,
which occasionally side track me. Including: Local History (Upper
Midwest), canoeing, baseball history, antiques, meat smoking, Midwest travel, folk
art, photography, genealogy, historic preservation, German-American culture, bibliophilia, Case/Ingersoll tractors, socializing and minimalism. I am expert on the music and life of Bob Dylan. I also enjoy roots and pre-1980 music and a few current artists. I don’t support big box stores or chains, don’t watch TV, do some hunting and
fishing, display random acts of kindness and I occasionally portray Civil War
General John Corson Smith.
Mainly this page will serve as a cloud based backup for my pictures, which I will keep organized here. My friends and family will be able to view and download as long as they have a gmail address. It will also double as a cyber diary to remind me of when things happened.