- Name: Glenn
- Location: Washington
- Birthday: May (getting older, but still not feeling too old!)
- Marital Status: Happily Married (more than 20 years)
- Anniversary:July 9th
- Sons: Xander, Mitchell
- Vocation: Husband,Parent
- Hobbies: Computers, Politics, Woodworking, Guitar, Movies, Comic Books, Home Theater, Technology,… just too damn many!
I’m blessed enough that I can be a full time Husband and Dad. This means that my first priority is my family. I do what many would consider very mundane things but I consider them the core pieces of life. I sit with my family for nearly every meal. I watch my kids play. I go with my kids to birthday parties, playdates, field trips, and many other things. While the kids are at school, Kathy and I get to work on keeping our relationship healthy by doing things from going on dates (like movies, lunch) or working on projects together (sometimes painful projects like taxes and sometimes funner projects like shopping for the kids) or just talking. We both know that marriage is about a lot of things and we work hard at it. As to being a son, I love my folks and even though I don’t live near them, I care for them as well as I can and tell them often - but still I’m the PITA they grew up with so all is right in the world
I worked in the computer industry for almost 20 years though my formal education is in science (Chemistry specifically). I worked at Toshiba for quite a while where we pioneered laptops. It was a good time and we did some really interesting work with a lot of very smart people. At Toshiba, I worked on the early laptops. At Microsoft, I mostly worked on operating systems like Windows then Windows NT then Windows XP though before I left I spent some time working on speech recognition. I have a decent background in software though I’m not a formally trained software engineer. I have written a few things over the years (a few things are in my download pages so check them out). I like to keep my fingers in there just to keep my mind sharp.
I also enjoy other aspects of technology such as Home Theaters, networks, wiring (I’ve even mastered low voltage wiring and done my own wiring in my house).
This is a great joy. My Dad is the one who really inspired me to this. I grew up seeing him do projects that I thought were great. Looking back, they were fairly simple projects that he was doing to fill needs but to me as a 9 or 10 year old, they were just impressive. I’ve accumulated tools beyond my own abilities but am slowly growing into them. I find woodworking to be very therapeutic. It lets me vent an artistic part of my soul, I think that other things, even computer programming doesn’t. Check out the Photo Gallery for shots of some of my projects. I hope to add more over time.