It seems I have always enjoyed writing. I remember in grade school how much I basked in the warm fuzzy feeling when a teacher passed out the "atta boys" and one came my way. I also remember the sickening discouragement when a publisher returned a script with a "nice" rejection letter. In spite of the highs and lows, I spent much of my career writing in one form or another.

The bulk of my professional writing - being paid to write, that is - came when I was employed by a manufacturer of high-end, pro audio power amplifiers. I spent several years in technical writing and editing, developing user and service manuals for the product line. I was also responsible for curriculum development for in-house service training schools.

A more recent, very rewarding project was writing for Mennonite Disaster Service. In the late 90s I tackled the rather large assignment of revamping / rewriting the field training manual for Project Directors. Before it was pronounced, "finished", that project occupied six months of my life!

Through the years, the demands of being a "paid gun" always took precedence over the desire to write for fun. However, with the advent of the Internet, I saw, and seized upon the opportunity to again write for fun. From 2008 - 2014 I had the honor of doing website development for several non-profit agencies. It is quite rewarding to be part of establishing a web presence for a small agency that would not otherwise have the necessary financial resources.

As I entered retirement, I realized an opportunity to again try my hand at writing for sheer enjoyment. Writing articles for local ham organizations has been great fun! I decided it would also be a neat idea to share these here on my personal website. Please Check Out what I consider some of my best attempts. Several are meant to be humorous, while others are serious. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did writing.

Have you ever thought you'd like to try your hand at writing? There's no time better than today to get started. The Internet is full of helpful advice. It's up to you to take advantage of this wealth of knowledge!

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