I'm a recently retired senior citizen. I'm a US Army and Vietnam veteran, and an avid defender of our great nation. I spent my entire adult life (that is, after 6 years in the military) working for a living. I built a service-industry business from scratch and ran it successfully (working dusk to dawn 6 days a week) for almost 20 years. I'm now looking forward to some down time and being able to spend more time with my family and friends. I believe in honesty and responsibility in all things, whether it's in work, play or talk. I give my opinions on those things that matter to me and ignore those that don't. I'm sure I'll meet both agreements and disagreements on topics of politics, sports, and just about anything else that concerns or interests us. I hope that as a new member, I can add as much as I'm sure to receive. See you on the threads!