The Author

Here is a very rare photo of the guy behind the camera, and who runs this website. I am sixty years young but still feel twenty years young in my head, it’s so unfair! But, what in this life is truly fair anyway? I’m a native Michigander who grew up in the Snowbelt riding snowmobiles and riding dirt bikes in the muggy summer months.

I grew up in the auto industry(I won’t mention anything specific) and very much enjoyed those years. Later, I changed jobs in a big way and worked in the lawn and maintenance business owning my own company briefly. I moved on to working on a private estate doing this kind of work for twenty years which was a great ride.

In 2013, I moved to Las Vegas with who is now my ex-wife and decided to stay here in Las Vegas because of my love for the year-round climate, palm trees, and the beautiful mountains, and the Mojave Desert. Now, after almost nine years here, I never tire of the Mojave Desert beauty here but I do miss riding my snowmobile!

36 thoughts on “The Author

  1. Happy Birthday dear John, you are young and always you will be young. I loved too to learn more about you. And yes, the Mountains and Mojave desert are so beautiful, I can understand you why you stayed here. Thank you dear, have a nice day, Love, nia

  2. Looking good, John. Maybe you could get yourself a quad and go tripping around the desert. Warmer than a ski-doo and much more fun – until you hit a rock, and bounce into a ditch, and hit a tree.

    • I have years of experience riding quads and motorcycles too, Annmarie. I have considered purchasing one before but they are darn expensive, and I would have to store it at a storage facility. My garage is too small for the truck and trailer. Maybe some day!

  3. It’s fun to hear more about the guy behind the camera! Thanks for sharing. It’s nice you’ve found your happy place, and that you still have memories of snow that you like to hold on to. I’m glad you’re there in Las Vegas and share photos of what you see. It’s very beautiful there!

    • Hi Shelley, thanks so much! I like to show the areas of Las Vegas that most tourists probably never see. I sure do miss sledding (snowmobiling) as I had one under my bum since I was a wee one! πŸ˜‚

      • You’re welcome. I appreciate your selections of photos – I doubt I’ll ever travel to Vegas.
        If you were on a sled that long, no wonder you’ll miss it. I know you don’t miss the snow though!!! πŸ˜‰

  4. It’s good to live in a place you love. Nice to hear more about you. Looks like you have found a comfortable place to spend your time. Too bad about the snowmobiling, but you can always do that when you visit Michigan some winter.

  5. It’s nice to “see” you! In my head I’m much younger too – it’s a strange sensation that the 2 don’t match up. LOL! Your current home seems heavenly from all the beautiful photos you’ve shared – sounds like a good match (except for the snowmobiling…).

    • Thank you! I should post my high school graduation photo, I look like two different people. Basically bald now, but back in the day I had hair below my shoulders, the 70s were so awesome. And those bell bottom jeans too!

  6. Hi John! Love it. Such a contrast living in the desert after a lifetime in Michigan. Which my new neighbors are originally from rural Michigan, never knew anyone from there- such great people.

    And… Be careful you may post a selfie each day after all the women start drooling over you. πŸ˜‰

    • Oh good Lord, I wish they would, Valeria! πŸ˜‚ My hometown is amid cornfields and soybean fields, it was a major change coming here. Thanks for your fun comment. ❀️

    • Thanks, Derrick, I thought I’d do something a little different this time. I came from the farm fields to the big city!

  7. It’s nice to put a face to the name. I don’t blame you for staying in the Mojave Desert! Despite the cold, I actually quite enjoy winter, assuming there is snow that is.

    • Thanks! Like I said, snowmobiling is something I miss so much, but the winters here are so mild that it’s light jacket and short pants weather year round for me anyway. I don’t miss the salty, slippery roads.

  8. Nice to get a glimps of the author πŸ™‚ I can imagine that you miss riding the snow mobiles but in exchange you got a great climate (even sometimes way to hot). I always enjoy the images of the Mojave Desert.
    Have a nice sunday,
    Rudi

    • Thanks, Rudi, I do but it’s such a nice climate here. I’m glad that you like the desert photos, I need to take a day trip and get well outside the city for some different photos.

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