Saturday, July 4, 2009

Where Have I Been? Where Am I Going?

You may have noticed that I have been conspicuously absent since May 4.

There are several reasons for that. One is that I have been totally immersed in creating training videos for CADLearning for their AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, and Revit Architecture courseware.

The second is that I've been trying to find either a job or some consulting work.

And the third is that we suffered a huge tragedy. On May 20, my son's fiancee was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Lt. Roslyn Schulte was three months into a six-month deployment as an Air Force intelligence officer, working with the Afghani military, when the vehicle she was driving was hit by an IED. Genny and I flew to St. Louis for the funeral, which was held on Memorial Day. We stayed for several days afterwards to visit with the Schulte family and support my son, and then Bruce came back to the Pacific Northwest for a while.

I've been planning to write a tribute to Roz, and will do so once I get back from my next trip.

And as for that trip, I leave tomorrow morning to drive to Gerlach, NV. I'll be out in the Black Rock Desert all week with the team from North American Eagle as they do a series of tests of the vehicle they hope next year will break the Land Speed Record.

Stay tuned for more on this.

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