I was tagged by Benjamin and Marcio.


  1. Link back to your original tagger and list the rules in your post.
  2. Share seven facts about yourself.
  3. Tag some people by leaving names and links to their blogs.
  4. Let them know they’ve been tagged.

7 bc

  1. I am 50 years old. To put it in perspective for all of you young whipper-snappers out there, when I was born Eisenhower was President of the United States and NASA didn’t yet exist. Like my sister and brother, I was born on a U.S. Army base although unlike them I wasn’t an Army brat since my parents separated when I was an infant and I didn’t spend my childhood moving from one base to another.

  2. I used to think I might be related to the Clary’s Grove Boys, until I found out that my paternal great-grandfather came to America from Ireland during the Potato famine. My maternal great-grandmother was a Lilly from Kentucky. Perhaps John and I are distant cousins.

  3. When I was young, I spent several summers on a ranch in south-west Texas riding horses and having a great time pretending to be a cowboy.

  4. My first programming experience was in 1976 writing ALGOL programs on punch-cards for the Univac 1108 at Case Western University.

  5. While I was hitching around the western U.S in the summer of 1978, I hopped Burlington Northern freight trains from Casper Wyoming to Spokane Washington. It wasn’t the safest thing to do then and the times have changed. I don’t recommend this to anyone.

  6. I attended two of the Grateful Dead 15th anniversary concerts at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco. I still miss Jerry.

  7. I planted flowers for Sissy Spacek and drank beer with Sam Shepard.


  • I’ll end it here.