Your friendly neighborhood blogger!
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas Edison State University (TESU) in Natural Sciences and Mathematics. I'm also nearly finished with my Certificate of Finance from the same institution. (3 credits to go!) I consider myself a jack-of-all-trades with many interests, and I've got my fingers in a lot of pies. I've got a specially made Hollywood Square of grindstone with my nose imprint on it, and my car radio is always tuned to the nearest grapevine. I stand up for the little guy ... when he can't reach the top shelf.
Owing to the blue steel work ethic that was instilled in me by my father — and my father's father — coupled with the discerning aristocratic tastes I inherited from Mom, I've got a unique perspective of the working class (thanks to the view from my penthouse suite and a sturdy pair of binoculars).
On a more serious note: I firmly believe that whatever one person can do, another can do. Additionally, I have a deep abiding love of knowledge and insatiable curiosity. When I encounter a subject of interest to me, I read about it. Afterwards, I write about it!
You will find articles here regarding a wide varied of topics, including coin collecting, musical instruments, personal finance, art, literature and more!
To you, dear reader, I make this solemn pledge: I will neither recommend a book that I have not read, nor endorse any other product that I do not believe in. Furthermore, when I publish a work of non-fiction — whether it be an op-ed, a how-to-guide, or a research essay — know that I have done my utmost to present accurate and useful content that readers will find to be a source of enrichment, and not just a 500+ keyword trap designed to generate "clicks."
That said, I do participate in various affiliate programs, so when you see me recommending products, chances are I get paid a commission when folks buy those products after linking to retailers from my site! But I have complete control over what I choose to endorse, so never fear that I will steer you towards something that I don't believe is worthwhile. An exception to this rule concerns my participation in Google AdSense and the HubPages Earning Program. The nature of these two "ad-driven" applications is such that a variety of advertisers bid at auction in order to obtain the rights to place their advertisements on HubPages — i.e., the highest bidder "wins" the right to place ads. As such, I do not decide which peripheral advertisements appear in my articles, so please keep that in mind.
In any case: happy reading!