I survived high school despite the school's addition of a science "how to" book that described building your own carbon arc lamp and x-ray machine, among other things. Over 30 years in manufacturing industries ranging from ornamental metals to heavy equipment, both blue and white collar positions. Since 2001, d.b.a. CANDesign of Oklahoma, best described as "on the job retirement." Wife of 31 years, two daughters, four grandchildren.