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Thu Aug 13 2009 at 22:43:31 (8.1 years ago )
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mission drive within everything
Read, learn, write
specialties
software, martial arts, Taoism
motto
Pray to God, but keep rowing to shore.
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Major(?) Events/Accomplishments:
1961 - Born, Orlando FL
1961-78 - Military brat, 3 brothers, 1 sister, lived many places
1978 - Father dies, lung cancer
1979 - High School Grad
1983 - College Grad, BS in Computer Science
1985 - Begin studying Tae Kwon Do
1987 - Brother dies
1988 - MS Computer Science
1989 - Left Tae Kwon Do
1990-96 - College Instructor, mostly teaching Software Engineering
1990 - Joined dojo/dojang, began studying Aikido, Tang Soo Do
1993 - Began Studying Iaido
1995 - 1st-degree Black Belt (Shodan), Iaido.
1996 - Left college teaching, quit Iaido & Tang Soo Do, went to work in software industry (major change in life course)
1997 - PhD Computer Science
1998 - Started dating my (now) wife
1999 - Joined a church
1999 - 1st-degree Black Belt (Shodan), Aikido
2000 - Married
2001 - Became a father
2003 - 2nd-degree Black Belt (Nidan), Aikido
2008 - Left dojo, stopped active study of Aikido


Interests:
Books, Movies (lifelong)
Bicycles (2007-present)
Cameras/Photography (Just starting)
Christianity (on and off during my life, trending upwards since 1998)
Martial Arts (1985-2008, currently dormant)
Eastern Philosophy (Most Taoism, 1985-Present)
Camping, Hiking (lifelong, currently dormant, trending upwards)
Playing music (1974-83, currently dormant)


Major Influences/Drivers in my Life:
My Wife & Son
My Parent(s) & Siblings
Religion & Philosophy
Books, Movies