About the Author

I am retired, but still want to contribute to society and do so in a way I enjoy. So I started this website 10 years ago. I write about the things I have learned and experienced during my life and careers. I research and try to contribute knowledge and other items that folks will find useful, interesting, or fun. My scribblings have attracted over three million page views (all sites combined); am rather surprised by that. Do you have an article suggestion that you think might help people? If so, drop me a note in the comments section. Maybe I can write about it.

I have paid experience (except where otherwise noted) in the following industries, professions, projects. The list is more or less in reverse chronological order. I've no doubt forgotten a few. I'll add them as I remember.
  • Online Writer, Publisher and Website Designer (present)
  • Caregiver (unpaid)
  •  ↑ Retired ↑  
  • Medical (Big Pharma, grossly overpaid)
  • Inventory Tracking and Control
  • International Shipping
  • Energy Utilities
  • Banking (they deserve their reputations)
  • Finance
  •  ↑ Computer Consultant & Programmer/Analyst ↑
  • Telecom
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Tax Form Design Coding
  • Insurance (an extremely unprofessional environment)
  •  ↑ Programmer/Analyst ↑
  • Tech Support
  • Billing
  • Process Server
  • Municipal Government (laid back work environment)
  • Data Entry
  • Office Clerk
  • Materials and Process Analyst
  • Aerospace
  • Chemistry Lab Tech
  • Stock Clerk
  • City garage (drove police cars and other interesting adventures)
  • Casino Shill
  • Marines
  • Avionics
  • Electronics
  • Auto Maintenance
  • Gas Station Attendant (we actually pumped the gas and cleaned your windshield for you back then)
  • Grocery Store Courtesy Clerk (we were called box boys back then)
I also have more than a casual interest and knowledge in:
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Flash Fiction
  • Astronomy
  • Humor
  • Education
  • Tech
  • Entropy
  • Physics
  • Metaphysics
  • Mathematics
  • Chess
  • Music
  • Reading Real Books
  • Photography
  • Aquariums
  • Rock Collecting
  • Home Repair
  • Auto Repair
  • Food, Health, Nutrition
  • Cooking
  • The Science and Art of Communication
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Legal
  • Government
  • Most Things Internet
I currently live in SoCal, USA. To contact, see whois.


  1. Nit to pick...you refer to Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium as "rare-earth metals". While they are metals and are rare (btw, actual rare earth metals are NOT scarce) they are not "rare-earth metals".



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