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.
Just talking with my cousin who lives in Oklahoma's Tornado Alley and the question came up as to why live there. Your chance of encountering a tornado is much greater than here in Iowa. He equated it to the people who live in the earthquke zones, they know the "Big One" is coming but make no effort to move elsewhere because they love the life they live in the place they live it. I'm still somewhat mind boggled, but we in Iowa have people who's towns have been inundated time after time who refuse to move to higher ground. This all leads me again to the need for being prepared for these things we can't control. Have a plan but don't just make one, practice it through drills and make sure that everyone understands their responsibilities when these things happen. As we have heard all to often lately, material goods are replaceable, our loved ones are not.