Here's a little no gloss synopsis of the man
Husband, Father & Grandfather
Strong Believer in the Constitution of the United States and the Preamble which establishes its true intent
Strong Believer in Small Business & Fair Play
Strong Believer in Pay it Forward
Fan of Thomas Jefferson & George Harrison
Uses gray water & other water saving techniques
Avid Recycler & Recycling Promoter
Lover of Experimentation & New Ideas (logical or not)
Not Republican or Democrat (by today's definitions)
Socially Pretty Liberal
Financially and Politically Conservative
When working enjoys listening to audio books
Not social by nature but loves meeting new people, learning about them, what they do and experiences they've had
Enjoys travel, nature, biking, a good movie, going out and just having fun
Loves the Beach
Served hundreds of hours working directly in animal shelter, homeless shelter, distribution center in addition to management and administration
Manned phones for various non profits
Created, hosted and maintained non profit websites
Served on various boards from the homeless coalition to the small business council
Has been an active member of various chambers of commerce
Served as Business Mentor for SCORE, SBC as well as privately
Changed many tires for stranded motorists, given rides and taken fuel
When idle prefers to read or pick up trash or otherwise improve himself and his environment
Some of Joel's Quote (some varied over time some are very dated) Please don't take offense to any particular quote. Most were conceived as a small child.
'A woman's place isn't in the home its by your side"
'Beside every successful man is a woman"
'Beside most successful men is a supportive woman"
'The opposite of love is not hate but I don't care"
"The patent office seems to be in charge of keeping the average man from owning the patent on his intellectual property"
"The tax on average Americans private property is what started the American Revolution"
"The income tax system was sold to America on the basis that an average working man would never pay it"
"Why would there every be a percentage increase in taxes. Though natural economic growth they have a cost of living increase by default."
"If the prices of meals at restaurants naturally raises with inflation why would customary tip percentages ever increase?"
"Why is it that when someone gets money back from the IRS that was never paid in they still call it a refund?"
"Who exactly are we protecting by blocking healthcare reform?"
"I'm not saying that I support a healthcare bill that is so large and complex that no American can understand it but who exactly are we protecting by blocking healthcare reform?"
His father believed that a person should learn all they are able about as many things as possible
A veterinarian by occupation, organic farmer, builder a philosopher and a poet.
Many of those that knew him considered him one of the most forward thinking individuals they had ever come in contact with.
Now retired and living in Noel Missouri where he gardens, writes & experiments.
His mother a teacher and school administrator spent most of her career in library science.
It seemed she knew no strangers. No matter where she traveled she knew someone. If not she knew one of their friends, relatives or had a connection of some kind.
In later years she taught at the Shanghai University of Foreign Trade and a short time at The University of Foreign Trade in Suzhou
Now retired living in Springdale Arkansas
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