"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans," or say it has been said, and sung. I have served in the US Army, for three months, where I received an honorable, medical discharge for a messed up back. I was a part of CD-ROM startup, before the Wild West days of the early Internet startups, where the president of the company convince a couple guys to shot him, in order to make his suicide look like a murder, leaving the rest of us were only debts and questions. I received an MFA in mass media studies, with a focus on nonfiction filmmaking, and I worked on a Sundance Award Wining documentary. Then I taught at various colleges for the better part of twelve years and rose to the level of Program Chair at the Minneapolis Media Institute, before the school's investors decided they could make easier profits elsewhere and shut us down.