First and foremost, I am husband to my beautiful wife, Sheila, since 1985, and a very proud father and grandfather.
Secondly, I am an Amateur Photography Hobbyist. I do it for the enjoyment with nothing to prove to anyone but myself. I do however enjoy sharing my photos, and hope people enjoy them, even if they aren't all the best.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis Minnesota until age 22 at which time I enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. (1980-1993)
After serving more than a dozen years of active military duty, and then being honorably discharged in August 1993 I decided to stay in eastern North Carolina taking up permanent residency here.
Although many miles away I am still a Minnesotan at heart.
My active interests include amateur photography and astronomy for which I consider myself neither astronomer or photographer, just someone who takes joy in both every chance I get.
I also enjoy creating artwork with Photoshop, but don't consider myself an expert with that by any means either.
I enjoy most any kind of photography, but must admit nature(birding) and weather photography are among my favorites. Of course when conditions permit, a good night under the stars with my telescopes and camera is enjoyable. Unfortunately those nights are getting fewer and farther between.
If you have added me to one of your circles, you have already filled in your profile, and, have an active interest in photography and astronomy.
One of my favorite quotes: "A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy,
education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would
indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment
and hope of reward after death." Albert Einstein.
All humans of this blue marble that we live on are created equal and deserve equal treatment and consideration from others.
I am not here for religious discussions nor to impose my personal beliefs on anyone. I personally don't care what anyone else's religious beliefs are because that is their personal business.
In fairness to everyone, all I ask is that you do not add me to a circle or interact with anything I share if you intend to impose your beliefs on me. And, with exception to this statement and the above quote I will keep my beliefs to myself as well, then we can all get along as fellow human beings with a common interest in photography and astronomy.