|Our 2003 GoldWing "Hawk"
As indicated on the front page, I kinda like Studebakers.
I've been a member of the Studebaker Driver's Club since 1992, and am restoring a '61 Hawk, and a '56 Parkview Wagon.
Susan and I had a 2003 Honda GoldWing, on which we rode to meets and charity rides. We highly recommend participation
in the "Ride for Kids." (We had to sell it because of a "temporary" medical condition.)
Some people play golf, SCUBA dive,
are Martial Artists, or write novels. Some even review novels for other writers. Well, as a matter of fact,
I've done all of the above mentioned activities.
I started playing golf in 2000.
And while I don't consider myself to be a full-fledged golfer, I do enjoy chasing the dimpled demon down the fairway.
(Or into the woods.)
I started taking Tae Kwon Do back
in 1981 and advanced to Second Dan Black Belt before an old injury surfaced and lessened my abilities. I don't "practice"
now, feeling that as my abilities went down hill, I would have to give back some of my belts.
I was certified Advanced Open Water
SCUBA Diver (PADI) in 1998. That means that I can go out in the ocean and jump off the back of the dive boat.
(A lot healthier, in my opinion, than jumping out of an airplane.)
I was Honorably Discharged
from the U.S. Navy in 1974. (Active Service ended in December of 1972.) I was stationed aboard the USS FRANKLIN
D ROOSEVELT CVA-42 as a Radarman billetted in Electronic Warfare. (I wish to make it clear that I was NOT a part of
the Navy's SEAL Program.)
I share my life with Susan, (my Love and Light,) our dogs
(Mini-Dachsunds, Yorkies, an Australian Shepard , and a Great Dane) and our cats. And, of course,
the characters from my books. (More about them later.) Our kennel, The Ihlefield-Finally Kennels, is currently "in stock" with Mini-Dachsunds.
I am a Certified Lay Speaker,
Trustee, Bible Study leader, newsletter editor, and Lay Leader in my local United Methodist Church.
I am a Master Mason, a Royal Arch Mason, and Sir Knight in the Order of the Knights Templar. (No, we
don't have a treasure hidden anywhere.)