This is the beginning of my new, personal, blog. It will vary in subject and mood, from light to serious, and from funny (I hope) to passionately serious. Some of the more serious topics will include issues like child abuse and toxic parenting, to political, financial, psychological and retiring.
I am a baby boomer who worked in the tech industry for 30 years, the last twenty as a vp of finance and chief financial officer. I was fortunate to be part of a small semiconductor company in the late 90's which we were able to take public in 1997. Over the next several years I sold off some shares and decided to "retire" in 2000. From there the learning curve really began. We moved to Maui, where I became a scuba instructor, a real estate broker, an Internet junkie and a guy who's most sobering thought was that he maybe should not have retired quite so early in life. More on all this in future blogs.
On the lighter side, my passionate interests include digital photography, including underwater photography and the use of Photoshop to perfect imagery, wine tasting and collecting (not the expensive stuff, just the 'below the radar' bargains, physical fitness, both through exercise and eating habits, and website development and design.
My purpose for blogging is for both my own satisfaction and therapy, and to share what I've discovered or developed as opinion that might be of interest to others.