Mr. Larry and the 4dtraveler.net blog
This blog takes a four dimensional look: 1) from the present, 2) life during the latter half of the 20th Century and coming into the 2nd Millennium, and 3) how to survive a kaleidoscope of social-economic-disaster challenges at the household level, and 4) looks to some far and away, yet ever so near, concepts in exobiology.
Early adulthood: Military Service: 3 year enlistment in 501st Inf., 101st Airborne Division (21 jumps), Weapons Squad Leader, rank E-5; attended several specialty military schools: NCO-CBR Training, Jump Masters School and Vector Control School. Education: Pasadena City College, California State College at Los Angeles, later, continuing adult education classes at VoTech Institute, St. Cloud, MN. Managed a nine unit apartment building and worked part-time in the college chemistry department ‘Solutions Room’ while attending early years in college.
Owned and lived on a thirty-nine acre partially wooded hobby farm/homestead in rural Foley, Minnesota for thirty years, now retired to the warmer climate of east Texas.
Primary work experiences: Chemical lab technician, chief lab tech, finally plant chemist, concurrently Class D Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator/Supervisor (500,000 gpd effluent). Later, Class 2B Boiler Engineer (30 BHP, 100 psi) and Supervisor Plant Household maintenance & production computer station maintenance. Other long-term auxiliary jobs have included: resource stock inventory & production parts ordering, safety committee, maintained plant wide OSHA-MSDS sheets; forklift and high lift training instructor.
My 21st Century interests and activities: Reading and writing, stock and commodity markets, daily (7/365) Tai Chi/Yoga/ walking exercises; developing a multimedia autobiography; compiling literature regarding the changing economic/political conditions with appropriate family level survival techniques and procedures.
Invented a method of extracting “black grease” from one employers wastewater and turning it into a saleable byproduct (several railroad tanker loads/ year), have multiple in-house inventions with another employer which increased production efficiency in the implemented areas.
My 20th Century interests and activities: Genealogy: S.A.R., Soc. of Mayflower Descendants (several lines documented and verified), Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge; exobiology, antiques and collectables, tent camping, wilderness backpacking (excursions to So. Peak Superstition Mountains, Anza -Borrego Wilderness Area, Trinity Alps Primitive Area); motorcycle riding (350 cc Yamaha); invented and copyrighted several parlor board games; several decades of small-scale, hobby farming technologies; 1st computer, a 1977 Processor Technology-Sol, learned NorthStar B.A.S.I.C. programming language; maintained hardbound journals (4,813 pages) for 13 years while on the Minnesota hobby farm, Nightstar*; have personally built several buildings: a room addition, compost bins, out-house, solar cold frame, shed/barn; chain sawed trees and cleared woods for a 600 foot driveway, put in 1000 feet home site perimeter fencing and a decorative 200 foot two-tier split rail cross fence; became fairly accomplished at drawing with colored ink and colored pencils.
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