My blog Junkyard Wisdom began when a friend pointed out how useful blogs are for chronicling stories. My wife D’Aun plus my kids Rachel and Jedd had been pestering me to write down all the fun stories of our lives, and a blog seemed like the perfect way to share those tales with the world. That’s why I hope to use this blog to post memories, ideas, experiences, and photos. Or anything else that strikes my fancy. Maybe I’ll have grandkids someday and they’ll get a kick out of it all.
Why Junkyard Wisdom? Because with all due respect to Robert Fulghum, all I really need to know I learned in the wrecking yard. My father always had an “automotive dismantling center” when I was growing up, so I worked in one as early as I can remember. It wasn’t always a pleasant place. But it taught me a lot about people, culture, business management, and family. It was a place filled with magic, humor and fun, and I hope to touch on some of that in this blog.
As for other “about” stuff, I’m a native Californian, own a real estate business, lead a missions organization that focuses on educational and spiritual development of kids in Belize, sit on several non-profit boards including my alma mater Westmont College and The SOLD Project, attempt to follow Jesus, am married to my high-school sweetheart and help her with 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 entrepreneur.
Thanks for dropping by to visit Junkyard Wisdom!