About Me

Hello all!  Welcome to my WordPress blog!

I’m just going to jump into this, so here is the skinny on me…I have two children (a daughter and a son), 29 years old, served 8 years in the Air Force as a security forces member (military police), lived in Indiana for the better part of my life but also lived in Texas and Alaska, graduated from Kaplan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems in 2011, and work as a network administrator for an Internet Service Provider.

I love to spend time with my kids, golf, watch and play sports, work with and on computers and networks, experiment with new hardware and software, play fantasy sports on ESPN.com, and from time to time, play video games.

I would love to learn more about photography, photo and video editing and its associated software, hacking (the ethical type), and about a million other things!

I like to write about my children, computer tutorials, sports, and just every day stuff.  In fact, when I was contemplating what my career was going to be after leaving the military it was between information technology and journalism; I chose the former but through WordPress, I’ll be able to continue with the latter.

Thanks for dropping by!  And enjoy!



14 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I want to let you know that I enjoy your blog and seeing the captured moments you choose to share. I believe you deserve the Creative Capture Blogging Award so please enjoy the fact that someone out here in the blogosphere appreciates your photo captured moments, posts, and blog. Stop by to get your badge if you would like to show others your award status. There are no rules for this award. No stress or pressure. Just a simple award for you and your blog. Keep blogging, keep photographing, and keep sharing. Congratulations! : )
    Award Info: https://justramblinpier.wordpress.com/creative-capture-blogging-award/
    Badge: http://justramblinpier.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/creative-award-ii.jpg
    Just Ramblin’

    • Wow! Is this a joke?? I’m assuming it’s not but this is great! Thank you so much Just Ramblin’!

      I’d be proud to display this award on my blog. It’s one of the more attractive badges I’ve seen in all honesty. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’m going to check your protocol and get a post up on my blog ASAP to share the knowledge and WordPress love.

    • Thank you Jake. I appreciate the compliments. The last couple years have been a whirlwind with raising kids, going to school, and changing careers. It’s all been worth it though!

  2. hi, Joe, thank you for dropping by my photo/writing blog – i appreciate the compliment. by the way, is that a Braves jersey (and cap) I see you wearing? my dream team! (smile)

    • You’re very welcome Yi! And it most certainly is a Braves jersey and cap I’m wearing. I’ve been following the Braves since I was a little boy!

      Now as an adult, whenever the Braves come up to Cincinnati, OH (about an hour away from me) to play the Cincinnati Reds, me and my family have made it an annual tradition to go watch them. We’ve been doing that for the last 8 or 9 years.

      Nice to see you visiting Yi.

  3. Oh, and btw … I knew I felt the connection – I was an AF aircraft maintenance officer for eight years – back in the mid 80’s till ’93. I always like the SP’s – kept my guys out of trouble!!

    • Well how about that? Thank you for your service “sir”!

      If I remember correctly, the aircraft maintenance guys never liked the SP’s when I served (’02-’10). As a security precaution, we would randomly (after being directed by leadership to do so) go around the flight line requesting to see everyone’s restricted area badges to make sure they were authorized in the area. Something about that look on their face just screamed, “Go away, I’m trying to work.” I don’t know, maybe it was just me.

      And for my own BTW, I’ve added you to my blogroll so people that visit my site can more easily access yours! I’m so glad you came across my blog as that gave me the ability to read some of your great material.

      Thanks MJ.

      Take care,


    • Arindam,

      First, thank you so much for the award as it is my first as writer/blogger! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

      Secondly, and just something small. I’ve noticed you putting “Joy” instead of “Joe” when you mention my blog. 🙂 Just a typo, so no big deal. But if you could fix that, that’d be great!

      Thanks again for your support and appreciation Arindam!

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