Here's the short story of Tom
I grew up on a farm in SE Wisconsin.
Graduated from Salem
Central High School in 1965. Off to Case Institute
of Technology for a degree in Electrical Engineering.
While at Case, I joined Sigma Chi Fraternity.
There was a brief interruption in my education
with a stint in the Army, including 13 1/2 months
in Viet Nam.
Started working for Electro-Motive
Division of General Motors in October 1971. While
working for EMD, I lived in Cleveland, OH, the Seacoast
area of New Hampshire. SW Chicago suburb of
Bolingbrook and finally my acreage near Council
Over the years I've traveled
to all of the 50 United States. Visited Canada
many times and recently Mexico. Been to Australia,
Hong Kong, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, Denmark,
Sweden, Netherlands, U.K. and Switzerland. There
are a few other countries where I spent an overnight
or just a plane layover. As time permits,
I'm hoping to get through slides from these trips
to include on this website.
I'm a life member of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars and Military Order of the Cootie.
Life Loyal Sig and member of the Omaha Sigma
Chi Alumni Chapter. Was a member of American Radio
Relay League, and SW Iowa Amateur Radio Club (dropped
both since no longer on the radio). Was Webmaster
for T.H.O.R. (TrailsHaveOurRespect.org) and Wabash
Trace Nature Trail, now a member (dropped serving
on the boards).
My life now is my cycling,
photography and computers Enjoying traveling.
Most of the time there's a bicycle or two
on the car for a trip. There's always a camera
with me, even in the packet of my cycling jersey.