I was born in Van Wert Ohio, grew up in the mountains west of Golden Colorado, owned a campground in Cottonwood Arizona, and now I'm retired with my wife on the Oregon coast. I like to fish, kayak, walk on the beach, write, and edit movies and photos on my home built computer.
During my life I have been a gunsmith, a beer truck driver, a hard rock miner, a dishwasher, a lab technician, a maintenance man and a fishing lure manufacturer. There is no history of Parkinson's in my family, either on my mother or my father's side.
My wife Carol and I have 2 sons, 11 grand kids and 11 great grandkids.
Over the years I've been exposed to Mercury, Lead, DDT, paint remover and God knows what else. I never was very careful when it came to safety measures... looking back I wish I had been!