I’m just this guy, ya know? I grew up in the woods near Manassas, Virginia, best known in U.S. history as the location of the first major battle of the Civil War. I attended public schools and joined the Air Force in 1987. I was an F-15 “Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist” and deployed with the First Fighter Wing for Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1990-1991. I was honorably discharged at the end of my enlistment as a sergeant in 1993. I have a son and daughter, a step-son and two step-daughters, all of whom I am very proud of, and I’m married to a fireball red-headed New Yorker.
I still live in Manassas with my wife Dianne and two cats, and work in the motorcycle industry as the sales manager of a small family-owned dealership. I am a self-described student of U.S. history but certainly not an expert, and I started paying attention to politics in high school but got serious about it when I put on a uniform. It’s amazing how much more it matters when your life is on the line.
That’s me in a nutshell.
I decided about a year ago that I would use this site to make my thoughts on the world live on forever in cyberspace. This has proven exhausting and I am less inclined to linger on it. Instead, with my renewed interest in model building I decided to redirect this site to be a resource – mostly for myself! I spend a lot of time researching subjects and I want to use this kind of as a glorified bookmark function, with hopes that somewhere, somebody will find it useful. If you do, please let me know!
I will also use it to chronicle some of my model builds, which I may share via social media. Having been out of the hobby for a long time I’ve found that I am learning things over again, and learning new things all the time. So for myself and for others, I’m going to try to go through step-by-step.
P.S.- I don’t have anything to do with Tom Wahl’s Burgers. Please quit spamming me about cleaning supplies and menu printing offers.