I wrote my forward about myself in the Ladder because I believe something I have done all my life which is what I call Seek And Discover (SAD not SAT) gave me a good start on my lowly voyage and I wish to share that encouragement for those out there who might need a little push.  And it shows with a little courage and belief in ones self, obstacles are merely things like numbers you come across in a workout.

My mother called me intelligent, independent, inquisitive, obnoxious at times and insolent when focused and She was right. I joked about her ability to bullseye with a frying pan at twenty feet as exceptional.  Otherwise, her words got to me, too often she was right, they were harsh at the time, because I was focused and I was wrong.  Thanks Mom, rest knowing I finally woke up.…

Two of my teachers called me a few names I rather not mention here but I held the record for truancy, detention and no one has come close in fifty years at a specific that school and somehow I managed to make two rapid advances skipping grades two and eight because I was advanced for my age in reading and comprehensive skills, combined with a great librarian friend, she was my coach, ultimately graduating two years earlier at just sixteen  Sometimes self taught is better.  Sometimes leaning and learning out of the box is better…

Maybe,  just maybe some kid out there will find out good things are out there and you just have to seek, bypass distractions and you will discover.  The world today does not give you an E-ticket like Disney did in the 80’s for the rides.  

Welcome to my world and the surprise when I made it to 76 years old.  I don’t drink to excess, one’s enough, quit smoking cold turkey in 1978,  I joined a gym at 74 for ticker strength, I enjoy cooking good healthy worldly food, in about four plus ethnicities.  I admit, I am a foodie! I delve, experiment, and think Asian, Italian, BBQ all to see at   www.aljacobskitchen.com  

I was married over three decades to the most wonderful woman in the world till she passed from Cancer in 2007.  She was my rock... not a day goes by I don’t miss her. We traveled together to conferences, trade shows, unique and wonderful places, the best part was WE were privileged to meet incredible real purposeful people, and some that weren’t.  I never found a replacement...   

Her passing made me a care-giver to others with the dreaded disease.  My current support is to a two time multiple myeloma patient who went through a trial program that has turned six months expectancy into ( August 12)   we will be celebrating six years.  I taught her good food is the best medicine and TV diners will kill you.  

I served my country in wars, made it through a higher education school working part time in the culinary world, and photographing Weddings on weekends.  After I finished with the Military I still have supported my brothers in arms,  serving them with recognition for the troops as a contractor, did charitable work for decades, and some uncharitable work I cannot speak of.

I held certificates in open water scuba diving, flew as Pilot in Command, owned, serviced and flew real planes for thirty plus something years, did corporate work, certified Range Officer in IPSC Competition, manufactured my own products for the Photography industry  in Journalism, Commercial, Wedding and Corporate photography.  I mentor children,  and…  Life, it’s been fair; both exciting;  rewarding;  painful and complete; but living is good, better than the alternatives, and I sleep well at night… with Tylenol PM.

I owe it all to my High School English Teacher who hated me…for my remarks
that forced me to a Library for learning and a kind soul who guided me…
in bettering myself 

TARGET ONE -  I documented and approved every word of this website. Regrettably though you might not agree with me on some subjects.  Today I am a consumer advocate writing about food having described some food from the CORPORATE FOOD CARTELS as no quality tasteless, processed crap…“ CORPO GUANO”. 

TARGET TWO -  I am a very aggressive political hound again not fully appreciated by some both male and female and a story chaser,  I downed Sarah Palin, Michel Bachmann, Sarah Sanders, and Kelly Conway who rose to the same level as the men they supported only horizontal.   All three made themselves targets.  They have no one to blame… Four women who burst on the scene doing things almost and in some cases even more stupider and bigger liars than the men.  


UNFORTUNATELY - No politicians, (exception the rare good ones), the many fake or otherwise full bodied scumbags, fake preachers, religious leaders, perverts, pedophiles and other scumbirds, were injured during the writing of this blog… which is a preamble to my book,  and website even though I had wished a few would have had something really deserving and unfortunate things happen to them.   

No animals were injured, I do stop for turtles crossing highways and volunteer as a rescuer of  Pelicans and Gulls trapped in fishing lines.  Corrupt politicians can drown for all I care… And should be aware I do not stop for pedophiles and scumbags.

If you cannot afford an attorney, my nephew will be available at the usual exaggerated attorney fees for malpractice cases so I can get my cut.  


06-07-2019 aljacobsladder.com