I’ll keep it quick and simple. In the image above that’s me over to the left. I am a retired US Federal employee where I served for more than 22 years as an Instructional Systems Developer/Technical Instructor, IT Specialist (Networks), and Foreign Service Officer (FSO). The photo above was taken when I was an FSO in Sao Tome and Principe, West Africa for three years. I was out and about visiting, chatting, and sharing with the local villagers. That was a wonderful and beautiful day! The children never saw themselves in a video. The smiles on their faces say it all.
Prior to becoming a federal employee, I was in the United States Air Force for twenty years. I am a Veteran. That was a great experience. I traveled to many countries and made many friends. What a great life I have lived! The experiences! The many great people I have met and had the privilege to know, work with and work for. Not that it was without bumps in the road, but I am pleased with where I have arrived. It’s not over, there are more living and experiences yet ahead for me!
I believe that all of the things we experience in life; the people we meet; partially contribute to mold us into what we become. Somehow, we are forever connected. That vast universe – in which all things exist – is our mirror. Whatever we project out into it, is reflected back onto us. If that projection is positivity, negativity, love, or hate … that is what is mirrored back upon us. So you see, YOU have the power to become ANYTHING you want to be.
Throughout my combined 42-year career in federal service, smooth jazz was there to help see me through and forge my laidback personality. I thank my oldest Brother – Godfrey – for turning me on to smooth jazz. He was all class. I miss him.
Not a day goes by where I am not listening to it. I seize upon every opportunity to check out events and concerts near me.
That’s enough for now. I hope you enjoy what I bring to you here on Ripped Radio Smooth Jazz: The best in smooth jazz.