Greetings! My name is KC and this is my personal weblog. Below is a little bit more about me.
I have been married 25 years to a wonderful, forgiving, and patient woman. As my wife ages, she grows more beautiful and graceful. She smiles more and hugs me more. I have ideas all of the time and my wife has been incredibly patient as I have explored life and made mistakes along the way. I am thankful and appreciative for her. I love her.
We have a small tribe of kids who make us happy and proud. I love my children unconditionally. I was taught unconditional love from my mother who loved me even when I was a teenage punk-rocker with a mohawk rebelling against everything. I am enjoying watching my not so rebellious children grow up and engage life. They are each different in their own special way and as they bring their talents to life it’s a joy as a father to sit back and watch and help them when asked for help.
I retired from the fire department a few years ago and became a teacher. During my career, I worked as a firefighter, paramedic, captain, battalion chief, and division chief with a suburban, career fire department. I loved my firefighting career, as I love teaching and my students today. I have been fortunate to have jobs that are pleasing to my soul. Public jobs, serving the commons and the people.
Growing up in fire stations, I learned to cook. You have to know how to cook in a fire station or you will get voted off the island. Soups are my favorite meal and the meal I most enjoy cooking. An African proverb says that good soup will wake the dead. I believe it. Pair a good soup with local artisan bread from a mom-and-pop bakery, get a nice, hearty cheese, and man, what else is there? Well, craft beer. There are so many good craft beers to choose from these days.
I have always loved animals, but in particular dogs. I can think back through my life and I have always had a dog- Muffin, Tasha, Gizmo, Winky, Snoopy, Bear Bear. One can’t believe everything they read, but I have read that families with dogs are happier families. My experience tells me this is true. My current dog is Bear Bear, a Shih Tzu with a lion’s heart. I love this guy.
My favorite activities are pretty geeky. I read books, snow ski, walk, ride bikes, blog, and cook. Of course I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
In writing, may I find my deeper voice and may it be meaningful.