I was born an American on a hilltop in Northwestern Tennessee, near the Mississippi River. I am the eldest of four children of fundamental Christian parents, married shortly after World War II, who sought the American Dream near Chicago in the 1950s and Southern California in the 1960s.
My Wallace surname ancestors came to the American colony of Maryland from Raphoe, Ireland in 1670. They had been Presbyterian Covenanter Scots forced to leave their lands and migrate to the Ulster Plantation. My paternal grandmother was Eastern Cherokee and both of my maternal grandparents descended from Scots-Irish and Cherokee.
I am a two tour-of-duty, two campaign, Viet Nam Veteran. I was an Avionics Technician in the United States Air Force for 13 years and a civilian Systems Technical Representative on the B-1B Flight Test Team at Edwards Air Force Base for 7 years. I have worked for CENSUS 2000 and CENSUS 2010. ( Resistance is Futile, You Will Be Enumerated! )
My family was Conservative Democrat. I was attempting to find a parking spot, near the Ambassador Hotel, when Robert Kennedy was killed. I became a Fiscal Conservative Republican at the end of the Carter years. I was very upset with the government, but was still very Patriotic. I am a Conservative who is pro Women's Rights, Pro Choice, for Religious Freedom for All Religions and Beliefs, and for Gay/LGBT Equailty to include Marriage. ( You may be married in a church, synagogue, temple, grove or circle, but your "Church" does NOT own Marriage! )
During my early years in the Air Force, my religious and spiritual beliefs evolved into Humanism and Cosmic Consciousness. In the '90s, I studied and practiced Druidism and Wicca. I was ordained, as a Wiccan Priest by the Covenant of the Goddess in 1997,.and am a member of the Order Of The Pentacle.
My wife and I consider ourselves to be Wiccan Pagans and practice Wiccan ritual. A lot of what we practice is spontaneous, without ritual. We are very into Quantum Entanglement, Intent, Cosmological Evolution and believe in an Immanent Universal deity, the Life Force of our Living Universe. We honor our living planet, Gaia/Gaea, the Earth Mother aspect of the Universal deity. ( We call her "Momma" at times. )
Still, we are Patriotic Americans!
I support the Tea Party Movement, not a "Tea Party". I could never join a Tea Party group or attend a function, since most of them would be highly offended by my religious preference and views. I'm kinda stuck on the outside of the gameboard. I do Not want my country to become a Socialist/Totalitarian Commune or a Christian Theocracy. I prefer our Constitutional Republic.
How I came to live in Lawrence
I have lived in Lawrence for five years. I'm from San Diego County in California. My wife, a truly Goddess-like Lady, and I moved to Kansas instead of Redwood Country due to a "request" by her three adult children living in Hays, KS. Lawrence is the only place we could live in Kansas for several reasons.
My Lady is a Breast Cancer (9 yrs) and Kidney Stones survivor.
In less than two more months here, we intend to change our paradigm to RV Living and traveling. No house, no mortgage or rent Summer pit stop, Copper Harbor, MI and Winter's in Brookings, OR. My wife "retired me" last week, it's official in March.
Covenant of the Goddess, Order of the Pentacle, and Hidden Grove Coven
Travel, reading and more reading, history, alternate "real" history, Cosmology and Cosmological Evolution, attraction and Intent, politics and all forms of computing, (I'm been on the Information Super Highway since it was a goat-track. Programmed with hollerith cards and on teleprinter. My first PC was a sliderule.)
I'm a Game player, chess to board to PC to RPG. I'm into all things Scientific and fully support the "Scientific Method".
Being completely out of the BroomCloset. Retired and can't be fired for my religious views and practices
Creating Zazzle items with my own punny spin.
Being to write, again. Still too Techie and Bierce like.
Favorite Web sites
All of the Squidoo lens created by my Lady, Grannysage. more to come
Omnia, Qntal, Faun, Corvus Corax, The "Lady", Lambert - Adam, not Miranda. Blackmore's Night ...
Tis a really big list. will list soon
Non Romance Historical Fiction
Quantum Intent and Cosmology
Science Fiction (Asimov, Heinlein, Clack, Bradbury, Roger Zelazny, Saberhagen Sturgeon ...)
Marion Zimmer Bradley!!!
Sword and Sorcery
"Forgotten Realms", "Dragon Lance", LOTR
"Da Vinci Code" and "Lost Symbol"
more to come
Favorite TV shows
Crusader Rabbit, Mighty Mouse, Bugs Bunny and the Roadrunner
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Star Trek - Original
Wonderful World of Disney/Color
Star Gate Universe and the entire SG series
All the Star Treks
Caprica, Jeremiah, Vanished, V
A long list to come.