In this episode, I discuss my wife and I feeling the “empty nest syndrome” as our youngest son has relocated clear across the country to the west coast for a new job. His older brother did the same thing in 2015 and has only come back once since then. My wife and I were married young, at the age of 20, so hopefully we still have a few good years left. But, having kids at such a young age, they’re now grown, and we still pretty much have our health (mostly) and hopefully another 20 to 30 years to live. So, with the kids leaving (we still have our daughter living with us), it’s an adjustment. That mostly what the episode is about.
Also, I talk about something that happened on Twitter concerning vaccines and COVID. Isn’t Twitter great? 😂🤣
Donovan was born and raised in the deep south of South Central Georgia, roughly two hours from the Georgia-Florida line. His father was a guitar player, farmer, and eventually blue color worker for GM. His mother suffered from Scleroderma starting a few years after he was born, so she became a home maker. Growing up as an only child, Donovan’s interest included music (though he really never learned to play anything) and anything dealing with technology, but specifically computers.
He has spent his entire life involved with computer technology either as a hobby or as a career. In his middle to late teens, he ran a BBS (electronic bulletin board system – the precursor to the modern day Internet). He learned about networking computer systems, building computers, and communication technologies as part of his career.
Later in life, he fulfilled his dream of running his own ISP (Internet Service Provider) when he was hired first as the Network Manager and eventually the General Manager of the Telecommunications Department for the City of Tifton, known as CityNet.
Today he runs his own IT business and has been podcasting in some form or fashion since 2011.