I don't like to write about myself, as I feel it places me in a cage that I must break from. A renegade spirit of sorts. A man of many paths, twists and turns along tributaries less traveled. In some cases traveling while never leaving my seat. My writing is a simple gaze into the beyond inside my mind, as I deal with the mundane daily rituals we all face.
Blue collar man of many lives, born a hardscrabble son of a convict. Single mother doing what she could. My southern playground was amongst bikers, ne'erdowells, and racists. Salt of the earth people with some ugly truths. Where I learned to navigate my own path to seek truth and understanding.
Born in Florida, and taken anywhere food stamps were accepted. And many thanks to Toys for Tots for giving me a glimpse of childhood.
In truth under my skin is a tower of cinders, a black and craggy scar laden soul. My hope is that these books make you think about life or about the lives of others and their struggles.
Be kind, be safe, be human.
I was born in Daytona Beach Florida. Growing up in low income and crime laden areas run by warring outlaw motorcycle gangs. Raised and educated principally by seeing the inner workings of this societal underbelly. Though My single mother tried to shelter me as best she could.
Never going to college, although I tried several times, but found myself taking on the financial obligations to help ease the burden of poverty for my mother and much younger brother.
I have always taken a disciplined approach to self-education on many subjects in the vein of who I was named after. Primarily my Grandfather, Great-Great Grandfather, and an early ancestor that arrived in America in 1683. Education was always a given in my family, full of pantologists...or jack-of-all-trades as it is commonly known. Tinkering proficiency was a badge of honor, taking things and finding ways to make them better. Improving efficiency, finding extra uses for something, or just building something better from scratch.
My life long obsession with learning has led me down several career paths. From aviation, construction, eCommerce/tech, environmental entrepreneurship, and now writing.
Having traveled extensively across the USA, I also worked in Mexico and Canada. Traveling to Europe, South America, and the Caribbean as well. Currently I reside in Las Vegas Nevada, working on Atmosphyr, my environment-friendly alternative effort to end the use of man made refrigerants used in Air-conditioning, refrigeration, and cold chain supply.
AIRSHIP (BLIMP) LIFE
A central point of contact between the pilot and the ground crew during flight operations is necessary for consistency in performance. The airships’ Crew Chief fills that need. The Crew Chief directs the Ground Crew in safe and acceptable preparation of takeoffs, landings, ground handling and masting operations. The Crew Chief maintains and administers schedules for ground operations and personnel such as daily work activities, pressure watches, refueling and general maintenance as necessary, to accommodate the public relations and operational needs of the airship
Overseeing construction projects in Las Vegas Nevada, Raleigh North Carolina, and Jacksonville Florida. Controlling the time, costs, and quality of construction projects. Planning and coordinating all aspects of the construction process to include: civil, municipalities, contractors, engineers, architects and vendors.
Currently having published two books of poetry with the first title Be kind Be safe Be human and the follow up CINDERS. Both available on Amazon. Currently I am working on a third poetry collection. Continuing on with a new writing venture, trying my hand as a first time screenwriting effort.