After graduation life became an adventure, including some college, lots of travel and just learning to enjoy life. My education has been diversified to say the least attending several colleges and universities a few courses at a time and ending my formal education at Iowa State.
My occupations have been many, with the last 35 years spent in broadcasting
in one form or another. I have many things I love, my wife Chris, my daughter
Paula and my son Shad. I love also love Ames and Iowa. What I am and what I will
be is always grateful to the people and things that have surrounded my life in
this great part of the country we live in. The are a lot of things I've left out
but I'm sure we'll share more as you continue to visit this site.
Having never experienced the thrill of of a dance recital nor had a child who was inclined toward the performing arts I feel I may have missed a life experience but not sure I should be bothered by it. Tis the season and I am hearing the cry of obligatory parents that are torn between the decision of whether to inform their children that they were born with two left feet or to encourage them in the hopes that it may merely be an age defect that eventually will dissipate. I say let them dance, clap, applaud and praise this to shall pass, and any time with your kids is well spent, just don't invite me.
I absolutely love getting out of the studio, it's an opportunity to get to meet listeners face to face. While it may be less exciting for them I have talked to so many people over the phone who I consider friends that I have never seen. In studio often times my imagination likes to put faces in front of me so we can have conversations but nothing substitutes for a smile and a handshake or hug. If you ever get the opportunity to come see me please do, it is I who will be humbled and appreciative.
Is it truly spring, I hope so. I had such a nice time At the Ames Main Street Farmers Market Saturday despite a little cool weather and some strong winds. There was a hearty group of vendors as well as great entertainment and plenty of things to eat but for me that's not the best part, it's the people. Every place I stopped to peruse the goods being sold I found folks that were happy to chat not only about their products but great conversation on the pride they put into them. I also love the friendly environment it creates to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. I encourage you to make it a regular part of your Saturday mornings, it's a wonderful way to start your weekends.