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I Was Born, But WAIT!
It Gets Worse

OK, so Newport News, VA got a little bit scarier on the last day of the year in 1954. While the community awaited the sights and sounds of fireworks, I slipped into the world, unnoticed but to just a mother, a dad, a sister, a brother, a doctor and a nurse. I had fiery-red hair, which didn't run on either side of my parent's families. When my dad first saw me, he scratched his chin in wonder and asked the doctor where did that red hair come from. The doctor asked about whether red hair ran in my mom's family, my dad's family and if there were any distant relatives with my kind of red hair. All to which my dad answered "NO."

So the doctor, with scientific inquiry asked my dad how often he and mom "got together." Dad said, about once every six-months. The doctor said: "That's it!"

"What?" asked my dad.

"Rust" was the docs response and ever since then, my dad called me Rusty. Well, not really. Mom stopped him from doing that the moment we got home from the hospital which, in those days, was about 3 days. From that day (January 3) until the day he died, Dad called me "Hammer Head," not after the shark, but after the force my hard head could take when doing what I was told.

Here is a quick, concise biography. I won't bore you with the details.

  • From 1954 until I graduated from Menchville High School, I lived with my parents in Newport News. I played baseball, went to church and was active in the youth groups, interned and later worked in radio and had seven girlfriends in the span of five years.

  • From 1973 until I graduated college, I lived in East Point, Georgia (a suburb of Atlanta).

  • I got married in 1975.

  • From 1977 until I graduated with my Master's degree, I lived first in Lincoln, then in Mt. Auburn, Illinois - a town that was so small that it was only there on Thursday mornings.

  • I became a dad in May, 1979. Bobby was my first-born.

  • From 1980 until 1983 I lived in Severna Park, Maryland (although my house was located in town of Arnold). I lived there while working on my doctorate.

  • My second son was born in October of 1981. He had the red-hair!! We called him Brad (not Rusty, although I sometimes called him "Boot Boot").

  • For two years I lived in Bluff City, Tennessee. I finished my dissertation while living there. I moved there because I thought making more money was the way to go, but I left there before they were able to put a nose around a tree to hang me out. I will not go into anymore of that at this time.

  • Since June, 1985 I have lived in Chesapeake, Virginia (with a 4-year hiatus, to Skippers, Virginia from2005 until 2009). During this time I have preached for churches in South Norfolk, Ocean View, Chesapeake, Ivor, and Windsor, Virginia.

I have been in the following businesses:

  • Radio broadcasting in Newport News, VA, Norfolk, VA, Atlanta, GA, Champaign, IL, Baltimore, MD and back to Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Norfolk, VA - I said goodbye to radio on September 14, 2004.

  • Pastoral Ministry since 1976. Preached in Christian Churches in Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Tennessee and Virginia. Preached in Baptist churches since 1996.

  • College instructor and adjunct professor in Bel Air, MD and Norfolk, VA.

  • Professional Counseling in Chesapeake, VA from 1994 until 2005.

  • Political pundit and commentator (2008-2014) I stopped because the Obama Administration placed me on Homeland Security's watch list for being a member of the Constitution Party - deemed by the left as a "hate group".

My hobbies are few:

  • I read mystery novels, such as Sherlock Holmes; small-scene crime novels, like the Jesse Stone series; conservative political commentaries such as Dinesh D'Souza, Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Michael Savage, et. al.

  • I listen to classical music, especially the music of Dvorak, Schubert, Faure, Vaughan Williams, Delius and Brahms. Occasionally I listen to Mahler and if the spirit burns within me I will listen to Beethoven and to Schumann if I am depressed.

  • I listen to talk radio, especially Glenn Beck, Andrew Wilkow, Dan Bongino and Mark Levine. Sometimes I listen to Ben Shapiro but he talks so fast that I play his podcast at half-speed.

  • I surf the internet, looking for electronic equipment to buy at reduced prices.

  • I play with an entertaining dogs, especially the Shetland Sheepdog. I love those hairballs!

I can't think of anything else for right now. That should be enough to bore you to tears. If you truly want more info I will direct you to the Eastern State Mental Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia. There you will be treated for the worst case of masochism known to man.

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