My about-me page is kind of boring, but I've had many requests from site visitors to describe my life, so here it is:
I guess our pasts have a lot to do with why we have become the way we are. I have learned to develop a strong mind through my struggles and successes.
Residence: Idaho, USA
Occupation: Digital Communications Engineer
Marital Status: Very happily married
Wifes name: Lorena
Lorena Baxter Angell is the love of my life!
This photo is 3 years old. Children's current ages: Joshua (20), Rachel (19), Valerie (12)
My father would take pack trips into Yellowstone Park with his horses. That's what he did for a living. Sometimes we would get to come with him. The river was ice cold. I'm the buff blond at the far right.
When I got older, I would take guided tours and teach dudes how to ride horses. It was a nice break from all the farm work, which there was always plenty of.
I went on a Mormon Mission when I was nineteen. I went to Panama and Costa Rica. I got to learn Spanish and an Indian dialect called "Dule Gaya" in San Blas, Panama. We drove motorboats everywhere because the Kuna Indians live in islands on the coast in the Caribbean. The Caribbean was beautiful in the summer months and terrifying and angry in the winter months.
I learned a lot about life from the Kuna Indians. They lived in huts with Palm frond roofs. There was no Electricity, no stores, no hospitals. Life was simple.
The people of Panama and Costa Rica reminded me of my own home community. They were all really poor, yet uncommonly generous and charitable.
I worked 12 years for Louisiana Pacific. Sawmill life was fast-paced and dangerous. I liked it though.
I did carpentry on the side for many years.
Life never seems to slow down for us to enjoy the things we love. Being a Husband and Dad is one of the few things in life that truly matters to me so I always find the time for family.
I have to force myself to relax. Sometimes it just feels good to be unproductive and put my mind in neutral for awhile. I love the outdoors.
I had to switch occupations and decided to go into Digital Communications. It has been a lot of fun learning something new and different. Now, computers are a big part of my world.
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