For all that I did not think that I ought to have thought, for all that I did not say that ought to have said, for all that I did not do that I ought to have done, I pray to be forgiven. I humbly ask the time to complete the tasks that have been given to me.
I am a retired telecommunications
living in a motor home in El Golfo de Santa Clara, Sonora,
I stay where it is dry and warm. The lights of my life are my
Megan, my dog, "Bingo", and my El Golfo friends. I no longer
walking as I have worn out my knees and some days they are so painful
that I have difficulty standing. The daily exercise with Dido
(then) and Bingo (now) has
strengthened my heart and has reduced my medication substantially.
Professionally, until retirement, I
implemented embedded telecommunication systems. Currently, I
enjoy using Delphi and writing graphical Windows applications on my
personal computer. My professional life was primarily in
Valley and Phoenix.
But then I also worked in Boca Raton, Dallas, Detroit, South Bend,
Madison (WI), and Bloomington (IL).
I maintain this home page for my personal ego and to let my family and friends know what I am doing and thinking.
I am slowly writing a biography
(this web page) for my daughters since I lost most of their pictures in
the RV theft (Disaster).
I am an aspiring writer and NOT related to the other Chuck Kelly's who
are already published or are more visible at some university.
The RV Life Style
The RV Living section is created
for newcomers to the RV lifestyle.
I tried to make this comprehensive so please email me with your
additions or corrections.
Since there are few newcomers, maybe the people with scaled down
campers can enjoy some of it.
Tens of thousands enjoy this life
style but we are
almost invisible. You see our dinosaurs prowling the highways
occasionally working their way through a city. Considering
GWB economic collapse, you will not see many more of our dinosaurs
roaming the streets: many companies that made them are all
Where have I been? Before becoming mobile I lived in 20 different places and can relate to almost anywhere in the USA. After becoming mobile, the visited places include everywhere except the northeast -- and 50 years ago, I lived there..
In reality, I spend too much time at the keyboard or talking with my friends.
El Golfo de Santa Clara (31°41'N 114°29'W)
El Golfo is/was a small fishing
village located on the beach of the Sea of Cortes about 100 miles south
of Yuma, Arizona.
The fish and shrimp have moved out so the fishermen have either left,
hope the fish and shrimp will return (not a chance!), or have converted
to the tourism industry.
There are a number
of motels and
2015 -- Local politics (corruption) have kept serious resort money out of El Golfo. As a result the new highway south gives tourists an excuse to bypass our town. Crime rate is high because to many people are out of work. They do not leave to find employment. They only know to fish and the schools are poor -- most drop out by 15 years old. Sad.
Yes, We have felt the earthquakes.
Bingo -- My New Border Collie / Australian Shepherd Mix
I cannot replace Dido but I needed to replace the hole in my heart and to do something to stop the crying. I located a new Border Collie. A couple days driving in Arizona and California and I found the right new dog: Bingo. Bingo is a Border Collie mix, badly abused by his previous owner (not the foster home -- they give great care and love to their animals). Badly abused: cracked skull, cracked ribs, damaged vertebrae, damaged tail bones, and hip damage (from a shovel).
Buying American? Never a Ford Ranger. Six years later I have a new Nissan Rogue -- what a great car!
I live full-time in the RV. From 1994 to 2000 I lived in an apartment in San Jose while working at Siemens (ROLM). I have been divorced since early 1982. My 2 daughters grew up with me until they left for college, then I grew up by myself.
An interesting Perspective from my friend, Tino.
50 years ago I had a boss who suggested that I compliment 3 persons every day. Sometimes I find this difficult but I try. Every day. Sincere compliments. I have a similar rule that has served me very well both in the workplace and every day. My corollary: "Never pass up any opportunity to compliment a person to their boss." That favor will be returned tenfold.
Health Rule #1:
If you have diabetes, walk
two miles before breakfast every day. If you want diabetes,
do not walk two miles before breakfast every day.
Social Security: "Your Retirement Plan"