My name is Jim, I’m
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52. I don’t drink, don’t do drugs, don’t cheat and for the most part, I stay out of trouble altogether. I work hard and play harder. There is no greater joy in my life than my two daughters and my wife is my best friend and soul mate.
I started biking in June of 2011 because I wanted to see if I could complete an Olympic length triathlon and found I love it… If I could just find someone who is crazy enough to pay me to ride a bike. I’m not holding my breath.
We’ve been married for
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 years and my wife and I have been together for 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27. I’ve been in recovery since November, 1992.
My hobbies include road cycling, mountain biking,
running, swimming, hiking, tennis, golf and taking my girls to swim and play tennis in the summer and sledding in the winter.
In the fall, I put all of that aside for a few weekends. I am an avid hunter, though I choose only to hunt during bow season. I believe in the old fashioned way of doing things – I clean, skin, process, and package myself with only the help of my friend and hunting buddy, Bill. Nothing wasted, only enough to eat for my family.
I have a great day job and I’m lucky enough to enjoy what I do.
ED. 8/27/15. In light of recent events I edited the portion of this page that deals with hunting, furry animals I might add. Some of the language I used could have been taken wildly out of context and in the end, was unnecessary. The event in question happened yesterday and was so appallingly brutal and disgusting it made me pause and rethink what I’d originally written about hunting. In the end, my part in this world is to be the best man, husband, father and businessman that I can. My part is being a good guy. To have a positive affect on this rock. The way I worded that part of this page just didn’t live up to my standards anymore.
2022 UPDATE: Miraculously, and I don’t mean to use that word lightly, my wife and I learned and implemented new ways to choose negotiation for peace over fighting to shut the other down, and to love each other more fully than either thought possible. My posts beginning in March of 2022 reflect this change. I can’t emphasize enough the power of willingness to live a happy life free of resentment with one’s spouse. It took a ton of effort but the results are nothing short of stellar.