I don't know exactly what that means, either. But so far it's the only jacket quote I have.
How does an American scientist, aerospace engineer, mathematician, astronomer, blues musician, carpenter, horologist, scholar, historian, writer, filmmaker, speaker, all-round genius and an excellent driver come to spend much of his time in a shed in Australia?
If I ever meet anyone like that, I'll be sure ask him. Meanwhile you've got me, an American living in Australia since 2001 when the ex-wife decided her career was best served by relocating the family overseas. Later, she terminated the marriage arrangement for reasons known only to her. I chose then to remain in Australia in order to be here for my 9-year-old son.
From that time, I've had to survive, adapt, learn and heal. I found things about Australia I really like and things I could do without. I've learned more about myself and my own origins than would have been possible otherwise.
After a short period of homelessness, living in borrowed accommodations (or in the back of my truck), I began to get it together. I found a small block of land and scraped together enough cash to buy it. That is where I later built the Shed, a place with enough space for someone like me with far-flung ideas and wide-ranging interests.
I also got re-married to a wonderful Australian lady who reckons my ex must have been out of her mind to throw me out. I don't disagree, but now that I know what it's like being married to someone who doesn't shout at me, I wouldn't have it any other way.
|Wodan, the Wander, Master of the |
Wild Hunt,and official mythological
deity of this blog.
As predicted, all promises of regular contact by phone, email and internet have gone out the window and I grieve as any parent who has lost a child.
Well, I guess a guy can't have everything. 'Cause where would he keep it? Although Fatherhood was something I valued very highly, it's just not in the cards as something I will experience any longer. But I can still make a difference in the world by helping inventors, entrepreneurs and engineers. I help businesses be more successful by writing, speaking, consulting and advising about science, engineering, R&D, and management of technology development, something I've been involved with for 25 years.
|Australia is full of fascinating|
creatures, most of which seem
to be spiders, for some reason.
Thank you for joining me on this journey.