Grew up in Southern Illinois. Went to school here from 3-11th grade. Regretted not being able to buy a big Auto-junk-yard (and recycling center) when the owner retired (had a mid-life crisis as a teenager & dropped out of school). Dropped out & faced the Vietnam war draft. Recruiter would take my request without a diploma. Went back & graduated. Got into the Naval Nuclear Power Program. Got out & had trouble becoming a civilian.
Turned out to be a good trouble-shooter and jack-of all-trades.
Started my own buisness called the Positive Feedback Industries. (stayed small)