I'm retired from the Federal Aviation Administration and US Army before that, as an Electronics Technician of 34 years. I like building my own PC's, riding motorcycles, operating and maintaining my cabin cruiser boat on the Great Lakes; travelling with my wife, studying WWI aviation history, and flying WWI combat flight sims. My heritage is German and Slavic (Bohemian). I have two sons, born in 1994 and 1996, who are both doing well. I was born and raised in northwestern Michigan, as were all of my relatives on both sides, and my wife also. My wife and I have been married since 1983, and are still very happy together.