I was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. At the age of 22, I moved to Orange County, California where I met and married my wife Tricia. I spent the first ten years of my adult life in the hotel business, having held management positions at places like the Disneyland Hotel and several Holiday Inns. In the mid 1990s, I became fascinated with technology and the growing popularity of the internet. I went back to school and earned a degree in computer science from Santa Ana College. In 1995, I launched my first web site, The South End Zone, still the oldest Green Bay Packer-related web site in the world. After a dozen years on the west coast, I moved back “home” to Wisconsin with Tricia and our three daughters. We now live in De Pere where I’ve been the web developer at St. Norbert College since 2004. I’m also the advisor to the St. Norbert College Republicans student organization.
When I’m not working, I enjoy blogging, playing racquetball, riding my motorcycle, making rosaries, and singing with my church choir. I’m also a catechist at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, where I work with high school sophomores and juniors, exploring our faith journeys, and preparing for their Confirmation in the Catholic church. I’m also a proud Green Bay Packers shareholder and season ticket holder (Section 123, Row 11, Seats 15 & 16) as well as a fan of the Anaheim Angels (yes, Anaheim).
This blog is a running journal of my thoughts on many topics. I’ve got many oars in the water, many interests; there are many topics that push my buttons. So I’ll write passionately about religion and Christianity, politics and government, music and media, sports and outdoors, and even technology. If I have one hope about you being here, it is simply that you do not feel that I am trying to convince you to agree with me. I don’t write for your benefit, I write for me. This blog is a window into my mind. Perhaps you’ll enjoy reading it at least half as much as I enjoy writing it.