I spent 18 months at Iowa State University in Ames, IA, 7 years in the Navy, and got my B.S. Computer Science at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.
Since 1982, I have worked in Minneapolis, San Jose, St. Louis, Denver, Colorado Springs, Philadelphia, and Phoenix. I have been a foster parent, own two horses, and have been divorced since 1981.
I got into computers initially because I have poor penmanship, and had trouble with typing. I liked the idea that I could revise and correct a page, and not have to retype the whole thing to get a clean original. Now, I like the kinds of people and work problems that I encounter in the field.
My horses -- make great pasture ornaments. I have a one-acre pasture behind the house with my two horses. They have 16' stalls, with half shades. I lock them into their stalls for feeding time, so that each eats their own ration. I take the time to pet and talk to each just before locking the gate, and again when I turn them out later. They have gotten used to putting up with me as a distraction, and I treasure the contact and warmth. I want to get more into driving, when I Get The Time...