When I was growing up, I wanted to be Han Solo. As I discovered, jobs as the captain of a Corellian YT-1300 light freighter were hard to come by. My parents wouldn’t buy me a jet pack, even though I was sure one would fit in my locker at school. And since my 120 volt, 20 amp hot dog cooker didn’t work out as planned, I had to grow up to do something more down-to-earth.
I’ve been a husband since ’93, a father since ’98 and a school psychologist since ’91. My family comes first, and everything else comes in down the line from there. Those “other things” include trains (obviously), home improvements, my Macs, photography, camping, music, Green Bay Packers, skepticism and cleaning. Actually, I like to be busy most of the time and I rarely just sit on the couch to watch TV. As a friend of mine once said, “Arbeit macht das Leben süß”, which translates as “work makes life sweet”. The sweet life for me is the busy life.