Me, This Blog’s Blogger

 

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I’m Shin, a veteran of 27+ years in education, as a middle/high school teacher, counselor and sometimes principal. I also did a year+ at a junior college, as a counselor/adviser, and instructor.  I’ve spent most of my adult life teaching, guiding and helping others move forward in life.  Although I’m retired, I’m not ready to quit doing that, so . . . . ..

I’m happily married and just celebrated my 35th anniversary on May 17, 2016.  My wife is an angel.  She’s put up with a lot from me over the years, and has not killed me in my sleep, . . . . . yet.  😀

I’ve dealt with  a motorcycle wreck (2006) that ruined my right ankle, a HORRIBLE last year in public education (2010), resulting in some health issues, and some alcohol abuse.  I’m a heart patient, since 1998.

The alcohol issue is better, MUCH better, and I’m not the monster I was.  I retired, for the second time, in 2014, after having bypass surgery.  I’ve been fortunate in that I worked in education, where I was mandated to invest into a retirement system, plus my wife and I have been investing since the mid-’90’s, so we’re both retired, her from retail and me from education.

Although my wife is content just being retired, I’m not.  I have this brain that requires feeding and a desire to do stuff.  Yeah, sometimes I can’t sleep at night.  So, I decided to start a blog, with resource pages.

In addition, I do a little photography,  woodworking and take care of things on our 408 acre, private wildlife reserve, in South Central Texas.  I LOVE food and cooking, which one can tell when the see me.  🙂

I’m into classic cars and motorcycles, with a few too many projects in the shops.  I used to fly, but health issues don’t allow it anymore. In fact, I built a wood and fabric VW engine powered homebuilt airplane in the late ’90’s, flying it until 2009.  My flight time included a trip from the DFW, Texas, area to Oshkosh, WI.  What an adventure!

Oh yeah, I have two kids of my own, two kids-in-law, and hundreds of kids from my years in education.

Well, enough about me.  I hope you’ll enjoy my posts and might even offer up some comments.

Until next time, Peace!

Keith “Shin” Schindler