I was born and raised in Middletown, New York. Middletown is about an hour north of NYC, depending on how you drive (Yes, I have a lead foot and speed limits are relative). I grew up one block from the Orange County Fairgrounds. I went to college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where everyone assumed that New York = NYC. I suffered through many years of stupid questions, such as, “Have you ever seen a tree?” and “Have you ever seen a cow?” No one ever believed me that a dairy farm was across the street from my elementary school.
After college, I worked for the University Police Department (where I discovered the magical internets in March, 1993) for a while.
I made my first website shortly after Geocities (now dead) appeared. My site was in the “Athens” area somewhere. It had many, crappy versions until I learned just enough HTML code to be dangerous. Eventually, we ported everything over to Gereth.net and the site has been here ever since.
I moved back and forth between New York and Nebraska several times, with a side year in North Carolina. People really liked golf down there. In all that moving, I got married, traveled the world, and returned to Nebraska.
I still miss not being able to eat Dunkin’ Donuts’ bavarian creme donuts, real pizza (sorry, Papa Murphy’s is far from proper pizza), and Indian food (particularly Chicken Korma) on a regular basis.
In all this, I managed to find time to write a novel called, The Gaven. I’m working on two other projects while continuing a regular job in the Gering Public School system and writing a blog that covers privacy and civil rights issues called Loss of Privacy.
All this keeps me busy and I forget, quite often, to reply to my personal emails. If you want to know more, keep reading my blog here and have a look around at the numerous photos that Paul and I have taken.