Specializing in “What Not to Do” since 1972


As my wife knows, I am not a talker and am often not the most expressive person. This blog is an attempt to put words to my thoughts. I am at best an inattentive user of social networks. Another goal for this blog, is to tie together my online presensce.

I often work on a variety of personal projects. I am currently taking several classes and working on some different certifications. I hope to document my journey.

My Mantra

I will learn from the past, plan for the future and live in the present. I will face the storm of fear and I will let it pass over and through me. When the fear is gone, I will remain. I will be a lighthouse for both family and friends. I will choose the path of honesty and integrity. I will “do it now, do it right, do the hard part first”. I will accept that both success and failure as part of life and I will learn from both. I will seek to learn, for learning is the basis for growth, and growing is the key to living. I will seek first to understand, for understanding is key to finding value, and value is the basis for respect, decisions, and action. I will help my children and others to grow beyond their current boundaries. I will build a reputation of being dedicated to every goal I choose to pursue while having successes in both my personal and professional life.


  • Father
  • Husband
  • Geek


  • PhD in Industrial Engineering, In Progress

    University of Tennessee

  • MS Geosciences, 2003

    Murray State University

  • BSc in Geology, 1996

    Kutztown University

Recent Posts

Intro to Automated Grid Trading

Over the past several months, I have decided to dip my toes into the world of cryptocurrency. One of the most interesting aspects of crypto for me was that of automated grid trading
Intro to Automated Grid Trading

My New Normal

It was a good week back to work. My biggest issue was that i was extremely tired. my guess is that the medications have me feeling this way. The doctor’s office wants me ti give it another week to see how my body adjusts.

My Heart after a Week

i believe it has been exactly 1 week since my heart attack. i got home from the hospital on Tuesday and i spent most of the week trying to get some rest.
My Heart after a Week

The State of my Heart

On Sunday, November 3rd, I had a massive heart attack. As they were working on me, it was clear that it was questionable if I was going to live. My heart stopped twice before I was airlifted to a hospital with a Cath Lab.
The State of my Heart

Ultra Wideband Background

Ultrawide Band1 Ultrawide band (UWB) signal research is both old and new. Whole experimenting in 1887, Hertz generated the first UWB signals. Hertz created sparks that were radiated though wide-band loaded dipoles.
Ultra Wideband Background


Productivity and Project Management

I have always struggled with the feeling that i could be more productive. Unfortunately, this had caused my to constantly try new productivity systems. with some self reflection, i have begun to realize that the problem me rather that a system.

My Professional Projects

My Professional Projects Over the years, I have had the blessings to work on a variety of projects. I have worked on: GIS Programming Data Science Environmental Web Development Outside of GIS, I have self-taught for the other topics.


The Purpose of ArcBasics The purpose of this book is to introduce the reader to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and ArcGIS Desktop 10.x by ESRI. Over the years, I have worked with various GIS lessons, tutorials and how-to books, websites, and other resources.

Health and Wellbeing

Improving Myself through Exercise, Diet, and Technology

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Recent Publicity


I am pretty excited to tell people about the APSU GIS Center collaboration with Google for the InnovaTN Games. The games will introduce kids to drone flight, engineering, and programming.

Tactile Map

I am really proud of this project. It is so important to assist others. As a geek, it is fun when we can use technolgy to make our community a bettet place.
Tactile Map

Recent Publications

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