“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. ”
Romans 8:18

Well, I suppose an introduction is in order. I should probably let anyone who might happen upon this website know who I am and what this website is about.


Apple Picking 2008

My name is (name removed for own safety in current cancel culture) and what I am is yet to be revealed but what I aspire to be I am still plugging away at under the direction of my Lord and Savior; Jesus Christ. Currently, life for the past twelve years has placed me in the area of technology fulfilling roles in System Administration and Architecture. But, I have always had many interests; technology, science, philosophy, theology, politics, history, etc… So you should expect my posts to be somewhat eclectic.

Over the past decade and a half much has gone on in my life.

“Let me esplain…, there is too much. Let me sum up” – Inigo, Princes Bride…

I grew up on the south side of Chicago and went to Luther High where I graduated as valedictorian in 1991. I then went on to Judson College where I started out on a two year pre-engineering degree. My goal was to get a degree in engineering, maybe join the Air Force and then join Mission Aviation. But God had other ideas and my degree changed to Computer Science. After I left Judson I started working for Pepsi as a network and Unix Administrator. I got married September 7th, 1996 to xxxx  , we meet in speech class at Judson and it has been a wonderful 12 years of marriage. We started attending Windy City Community church and made quite a few new friends. I left Pepsi about four years later and started working for ABN AMRO as a System Administrator and Performance Manager. At the same time we bought our first house in Des Plaines. We had our first child Nolan in 2002 after three years of much difficulty. Then in 2004 we moved into our second house and had our second child, Rayna. We started looking for a new church and attended Willow Creek and then Harvest for a while. I was then outsourced in 2005 to IBM and am now working for IBM as a Storage Technical Lead, Component Architect. I have about a dozen storage analysts working under my direction at this time. The account I am working on is winding down and I am looking to move into a storage architect role. In 2007 we had our third child, Micah and we moved to Park Ridge. We are now attending South Park Church as it is just down the block. I started a mens bible study on Tough Questions in May 2008 which seemed to go well.

The account I was supporting was bought by several banks and I moved to supporting Bank of America in 2008 and then Royal Bank of Scotland in 2009. In 2009 my storage team was merged with about a dozen other account for which I became the technical lead. I then moved from storage to Systems Architecture and started supporting  The Hartford account at the end of 2009 when storage support was being restructured and centralized.  I have continued to be involved with the Iron Men men’s group and my wife has been involved with Mothers of Preschoolers, MOPS at South Park.

(I suppose I will keep updating this as life goes on…)


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