Bio: I was born and raised in a stable and supportive family in rural Nebraska. I was of the Catholic faith. After losing a best friend to a questionable war, surviving divorce, living through a severe addiction and living in isolation, I only began to open my eyes to the world, to see it at face value. I am now a proud father and husband to a loving spouse, and still, I continue to observe and learn. I am presently an educator at a post-secondary technical institution and these are my thoughts.