Five Little Known Facts About Me

I’m IT in a game of tag going around the Blogosphere. Nneka tagged me yesterday. In this game, the IT (me) reveals five little known things about themselves so visitors can learn a little more about the blogger and then I tag more bloggers IT. So here are my five.

  1. My wife and I have been together for over 18 years. We met in October of 1988 at 19 years old. Statistics say our relationship should have never lasted. But I think beginning our lives together at a young age is one of the biggest strengths in our relationship. We grew up together and it was difficult at times, but today we understand each other in a way that few couples who meet at an older age will ever know. She’s my soul mate and my old war buddy. I’m very grateful for that.
  2. I am a pilot. I earned my Private pilot license years ago. I have about 400 hours and have completed about half of my Instrument Rating.
  3. I spent years as a political activist. I even ran for state office in 1996 and lost 35% to 65%. But I did manage to get 45% of the vote in a major suburb of the twin cities. I’m glad I ran because I learned a lot, but I am also grateful I lost because I am not a politician today. Thank You voters!
  4. I am a history buff. My most recent obsession is African history. One specific interest is the Second Boer War.
  5. I love Heavy Metal. Almost all genres of metal. Speed, Glam, Classic, Nu, Thrash, Death, Black, Hair, Classic, and Power Metal. I played in 3 metal bands when I was younger.

So you are now IT, Tomas, Chris, Curly Tree, ww-success whoever you are, and Seth (can I get this lucky). It can’t hurt to try.

8 thoughts on “Five Little Known Facts About Me”

  1. Hi Steve! How funny, I just tagged you but you tagged me too! Ahhh this viral network is quite so amusing! 😀 It goes to show we’re all connected with less than 6 degrees of separation….

    Silicon Valley Blogger aka Curly Tree (

  2. I’m learning a lot about my circle of bloggers. I feel like we are bonding. I’m extending a virtual hug.

    Would you ever consider doing something in the political arena again? If not running, then maybe campaign management or something else.

    Also, what was your platform?

  3. Pilot, that’s kind of rare. How come that peaked your interest? Do you have a plane or plan to buy one? Sounds like your relationship is kind of like mine. We’ve been together 18 years and one month. Against all odds.


  4. On #1… I’ll never understand why so many people shun the idea of young people marrying. My wife and I also met at a young age (18) and have been together since. We were married at 20. I think there is a great connection that is made when you enter a marriage with very little money and life experience and have to learn together to survive away from family. Every challenge made us work together to overcome it. Every fight required quick resolution/compromise, because we couldn’t survive divided. We married in college, and both enjoyed to party as much as any college student, but knowing we had to also provide for ourselves helped us “do all things in moderation”. It made me be responsible. That’s done wonders for us over the last 10 years – wouldn’t change it for the world!

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