People who have heard of my life are surprised to learn about the number of different jobs I’ve had. I’ve been a short-order cook, desk clerk in a motel, a soldier, a pest exterminator, a paramedic, a transporter of the dead, a wholesale flower deliverer, a nuclear plant inspector, a farm worker, a newspaper writer, a sportswriter, an editor, a mechanical inspector, a writer for a daily newspaper, a preacher and a husband and father of three.
That all probably makes me a jack-of-all-trades and a master of none, but I wouldn’t trade the experiences I’ve had. It has allowed me to understand people from almost all walks of life because I’ve been one of them.
But, please don’t ask me to fix your car. I’ve never been anywhere near auto repair. I’m the loose-nut behind the wheel.