Somehow my kids nagged me into the 21st century and I started a blog. Of course now a blog seems so, oh, I dunno … dated? Should probably start a podcast. Maybe someday.
Anyway, Junkyard Wisdom is my way of sharing random thoughts. Some might say over sharing but that’s their cynicism coming out.
There’s no central theme to any of this, which is probably why nobody has ever wanted to pay me for advertising. Just as well — last thing I need is another business venture.
Why Junkyard Wisdom? Because with all due respect to Robert Fulghum, all I really needed to know I learned in the wrecking yard. My dad always had a wrecking yard when I was growing up and it was a wonderful place of mystery, magic, sweat, pain, and profit. We never called it by the derogatory name “junkyard” but you have to admit calling this blog the “automotive dismantling wisdom center” is bad marketing. Oh, and the blog came before the book, not the other way around.
So who am I? I’m a native Californian, own a real estate business, lead a missions organization, sit on several non-profit boards including Westmont College, The Freedom Story, and The DePree Center, am married to my high-school sweetheart, help her at her olive oil business, have two grown kids that I’m deeply proud of, and should probably take a 12-step program to stop me from being an impulsive
liar entrepreneur (I unapologetically admit that some stories might be just a bit….um….apocryphal).
Thanks for dropping by!