dad. veteran. corpsman. geek. human resource. patriot.
"Life's is not about how hard you hit, but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward"
I am Natalia's daddy! My latest happenings as well as my lil' girls happenings will be posted here as I live them.

I like to read science fiction, fantasy as well as classics and comics. Always looking for recommendations. Like to play video games and board games. Love to watch old movies and shows, as I find them relaxing and entertaining. Last but not least. like to feed the birds and do some gardening.

Proud to be a US Navy Corpsman veteran and part of the Southwest Region Funeral Honor Guard. Served in OEF attached to EMF Great Lakes, OHSU (EMF) Camp Pendleton Delta Detachment and now Volunteer Training Unit 1910

" . . . and on the 8th day the Lord created the Corpsman and the Devil stood at attention."

"In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex . . ."

"Tell your story. That's the secret of immortality. The one true way to live forever. "

"We live as we dream. Alone"

"Courage is being scared to death...and saddling up anyway."

"Needling is what I do"

Me

A little about me.

Born in Puerto Rico and was transplanted to Southern California (Riverside) during my 6th grade. Took up the sport of cycling a few years later and kept it going until my early 30s. The sport was very good to me and along the way I had the pleasure to live in different parts of the world and live different cultures from the inside. I feel these times molded me and made me what I am today. A strong dependent person. Along the way I had the chance to compete in a Junior Road World Championships and Junior Worlds Mountain Bike and "threw my hat" in the ring as some may say. In the end I left the sport with no regrets. A bit disappointed at the cheaters but that is life at that level.

I was also fortunate enough to get involved in Mountain Biking during the early 90s where the sport in a way was born. Had my hopes in attending the Olympics in either Barcelona or Atlanta in Road Cycling but that was not to be so.

In my cycling career I had the good fortune to travel to many western states and spend some years in Spain, in the Basque Region (Euskadi). I lived on the towns of Ziordia, Alsasua and Bera (right next to the France border in Bera next to St. Jean De Luz) and my last years in the Valencia Region. More specifically in the small town of Alginet.

Quickly went back to school and earned an Associates Degree in Computer Programming and Business Communication, but found this to not be my calling. During this time I started my own business as I can say by mistake. This lasted 11 years and along the way I can say I learned to deal with stress and the retail world. I managed to get my life started and set roots myself.

The stress there got to be too much as working retail one can see the bad side of people. I seeked employment where there would be no stress basically. I again found myself in retail but this time I was not the owner thus no stress on that end.

Got married (and now divorced) and joined the US Navy as a reservist. Always wanted to serve and found this to be faith. One regret I have is I wish I joined sooner but then I would not have learned the lessons I learned earlier. I enjoy military life in the sense that it is a big team. You depend on others the way others depend on you. A very open atmosphere where all can be discussed. In the end I became a US Navy Corpsman. I had no idea what this job was but now I know it to be the most honorable job in the military. Now a veteran as well having served one deployment overseas as well as some time in active duty status.

During this time my house burned and I lost every personal thing I owned. During this time I learned much in the way of patience and faith. I came out of this a much stronger person.

On January 4th, 2010 my daughter was born. I would have never believed this and at my age but I believe the Lord planned it this way as he knew I can provide and teach her from my lessons in life.

In March 2011 my life again was turned upside down. This time it was real bad. My wife left me and kept my daughter from me for 3 months (Nothing I did wrong. I believe her mental condition). Again I learned many more lessons and my character was put to the test but I moved on daily and had faith it will all get better. Now I pray my daughter grows up normal and has no problems adjusting to 2 different lives. I know I was not at fault but I wake up daily and think about it. To this day my main problems are not over. I can thank God for my family as well as those friends locally that truly helped along the way. Many whom I didn't know were there for me.