In my previous life, I was a suit and tie audit supervisor with the Auditor of State of Ohio, having received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a major in accounting from The Ohio State University in 1987. What little writing ability I possess was developed writing audit reports to be released to the public by the state of Ohio upon completion of each audit. I was able to attend college via the G.I. Bill, having served four years in the Navy aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Ranger (CV-61) in the late 1970s as a weatherman.
Due to a major mid-life crisis which ended my life as I knew it in the mid 1990s, I am now pursuing my life-long dream of becoming a guitarist. Music has always been the love of my life, probably since watching The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show in the early 1960s. Rock was my first love, but that soon gave way to the blues. This was a natural progression, as the most influential rock & roll bands in my teenage years leaned very heavily on the blues. The most influential guitarists in my life, in no particular order are: Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Michael Bloomfield, Robin Trower, Keith Richards, B.B. King, Albert King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Chris Duarte, Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix and of course, The Man, that being Stevie Ray.
In addition to my music, photography has been a life-long hobby as well. I was always the one who took the family photos as a child and purchased my first 35mm Canon camera, lens and accessories while overseas in the Navy. During the summer of 2013, I replaced my Canon A-1 camera that I bought in 1980 after getting out of the service, finally going digital. I was hesitant to buy a new camera until I found out that there was an adapter which enables me to use all my old lens. I have made up for lost time, however, by shooting slightly more than one hundred and fifty thousand photos during the past four summers, 99.999% of which were of flowers.
Please feel free to search my archives to view any of my photos posted that interest you. Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog!!!