Originally from California, born and raised in the Bay Area, graduating from California High School in San Ramon, CA in 1978. I received my BA in Russian and Eastern European Studies, graduating in 1984 from the University of Texas at Arlington. I worked as a postal carrier in far north Dallas for ten years from 1985-1995. I then retired from the USPS, and served as minister with a church in Sonora, Ca, until 2005. I have lived the last ten years, back in Texas again. I am currently a licensed funeral director in Henderson, Texas.
I buy and trade for games on a frequent basis.
I enjoy playing games that mostly are highly ranked here on this site, so most of my collection is higher rated games. I also game with my adult and teenage sons. Such a change from my teenage years when wargaming took the bulk of my gaming time.
All plays, except 2 or 3 solo plays, recorded are face to face only (no online play). And, one day, I will see Him face to face.
My hot 10 to games I would like to acquire for my next trades or purchases.
The avatar reflects my interest in scientific evidence for creationism, and my personal observation of human footprints in a series of dinosaur tracks found and recorded in the Paluxy River during a drought season.
"For me games are simply a platform where I can have a good time with other people. I don’t want to have a good time with the screen of my PC. It’s the other people that make each board game experience fresh. It’s not about winning, I mean, I want to win but winning is not important. It’s about measuring your wits with other people, seeing how you come out, and seeing the reactions of the others. For this, I prefer my human counterpart sitting across the table then my PC." [Reiner Knizia, copied from user Larry Chong's profile]