I was born in 1976 and raised in Upstate New York, you know, somewhere in that vast unexplored wasteland outside the city limits. I did all the things that kids did in those days, especially spending time in the outdoors, and that's something that has always stuck with me.
I am a fairly well-rounded individual. I can cook a gourmet meal (Italian is my specialty) as well as I can rebuild an engine. I build and maintain my own PCs, and write poetry from time to time, if so inspired. I enjoy hiking, camping, mountain biking, and surf fishing, science fiction movies and books. I have been one of Jehovah's Witnesses since 1993 and I am very active in the volunteer preaching and teaching work.
I have been happily married since 2004 and we had a beautiful daughter in 2009. I've lived in Upstate New York, Central New Jersey, and from 2012 through 2016, highland Perú, my wife's homeland. What originally started as a six-month vacation turned into nearly four years, and I couldn't be happier with my decision.
I've since returned to the US, Southern Connecticut, and my experiences have given me a new way of looking at life.
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." — The Innocents Abroad / Roughing It by Mark Twain.
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