I hope, dear reader, that you will engage with me on a variety of topics that affect us all. I ask only that you reply courteously to any visitors on the site, including me. Let's make a pact that we can agree to disagree and that different views are just that, and not some kind of challenge or threat to us personally. Oh, and let's also agree that our discussion will be based on facts and NOT on supposition or how we want the world to be.

Let me introduce myself.

I am now retired having worked for the State of California for 37 years. First and foremost, I am a husband and father of two wonderful daughters. I would have to say that marrying my wife and having our daughters are the best things that have happened to me in my life. I am an unabashed liberal, progressive, leftie. That shapes my world view as you will notice in my blog entries. I spend much of my time now working on our family history (you can find that history here: http://marcirish.com/genealogy/ ). If you visit that website you will need to register for an account.

I am also a Docent at the Sacramento Zoo. This is a wonderful institution that has been around since 1927. I invite you to stop by and visit. I think you will be impressed with how well the animals are cared for, how well the Zoo is maintained, with the education provided by Docents and Staff. As a Docent I have met and become friends with some wonderful people.

My other interests, in no particular order, are reading, traveling, computers and software, anything to do with Apple, home automation, Art, cats,and spending time with family and friends. I hope to touch on all of these interests in my blog.

I haven't quite figured out how to setup a dialogue for each blog entry yet so I am asking you to email me with any thoughts you have about anything I have written. I will post those on the appropriate blog. You can get in touch by clicking on the Contact Me link at the bottom of this page.

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