I was born and raised in Western Illinois in the early 1950s. My career, spent mostly in Atlanta, was broadcast engineering. Now with my wife Linda and our Chihuahua Angel, we are retired and living in Paducah, Ky. We are enjoying a much slower pace of life. I have a photo blog that I will occasionally post in, love history and refuse to erase it. 1850-1950 are of particular interest to me. I believe in free speech, the 2nd Amendment, term limits and right to life. Music and shortwave radio are other interests.