I was born in Missouri, raised in Texas, and started my family in California. My twin daughters are graduates of UCSD and currently reside in Southern California. Their mother fell victim to cancer in 1998. I have been married to my second wife for over 10 years. My career was mostly in the candy and tobacco wholesale industry. I was a buyer most of my life for large multi-warehouse chain stores and wholesalers in Southern California. My final position was in sales for the largest cigar company in the world. I retired in January, 2013, and currently enjoying the good life with my wife Diane here in Mesa, Arizona. My current interests are reading, writing, computers, photography, golf and travel. To visit my main website click here.