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My First Geneablogger Meme Post

Posted On: October 18th, 2008 | Posted by: Dean


Carol Wilkerson at iPentimento tagged me for a meme started by Randy Seaver of Geneamusings.  Here goes:

**Ten years ago I:

  • Served as Director of the Photonics Program at the SUNY Institute of Technology
  • Was proud of having built our program’s website using the latest version of Netscape Navigator.
  • Co-led our church congregation’s youth group (our young men were excited about an upcoming snowboarding trip at the time )
  • Lived in an old farmhouse in Holland Patent, NY (someone else grew and harvested the corn in the back each year, paying us $100 for the privilege.)
  • Never remotely imagined that ten years later I’d be running a web-based genealogy startup

**Five things on today’s to-do list:

  • Respond to this Tag meme with a blog post.
  • Finish preparing a training presentation on Scouting for a group of youth leaders in our church congregation.
  • Rake leaves and water the backyard
  • Learn the latest on our daughter’s efforts to find a safe, affordable apartment in New Jersey with a short commute to NYC.
  • Write a post on Genlighten’s strategy for surviving the current economic downturn.

**Five snacks I enjoy:

  • Chocolate mint frozen yogurt with hot fudge (tough to find)
  • Chex mix
  • Tortilla chips and guacamole
  • Bagels and cream cheese
  • Pretty much any edible leftovers in the fridge

**Five places I have lived:

  • Beaverton, OR
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Aspen Hill, MD
  • Holland Patent, NY
  • Northbrook, IL

**Five jobs I have had:

  • Optics Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Arizona
  • College Professor at SUNY Institute of Technology
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Army Research Laboratory
  • Senior Research Scientist at Nanovation Technologies
  • Founder & CEO at Genlighten.com

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