Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Good news

With all the negativity and worry that surrounds being recalled to Active duty, having to worry about a reduced income and losing your job ranks up there close to the top. Even though there are laws that technically protect your job until you get back they do not require the company to support you while you are gone, and rightfully so. So it came as an answer to prayer when I found out the details of Aon's Military Leave policy. Most companies go so far as to support your transition to active military service by giving you the difference in your pay compared to your military base pay for 30 days. I'd rather not go into details, but I can say that Aon's policy has gone above and beyond to make sure that my family and I are taken care of while I am away. In the age of cost cutting and greedy corporate scandals, the fact that Aon is extending the benefits that they are speaks volume of their concern for their reservist employees. Special thanks go out to my direct supervisor Delores Stimpson for her help in this time, and her challenging me in my personal and professional life. I would also like to thank my team members on the ARS-IT PMO for their support and encouragement.


Monday, June 28, 2004


Since I cannot post photos here on, I have created an account over at Yahoo!. Click here for Photos You will see the public albums that I have made available. Not all photos will be public. If you want to see all the photos you have to have a Yahoo! account. I know it is a pain, but Yahoo! has the best services out there in my opinion their IM client is awesome, they have 100MB free email, and unlimited storage for their photo albums. Get a Yahoo! id and then email me at with your Yahoo ID then I will add you to the list to view all my photo albums.


Welcome to my Blog

Hey everyone,

This... is my blog...or web log. Soon I will be taking a trip away from home, and unfortunately at the worst possible time in my new family's life. For some background, I serve in the United States Navy (reserve) and was recently married to my beautiful bride Shanon (yes that's with one N) on May 22 2004. We are expecting our first child (a girl ;) in the middle of August 2004. While I am away I will be posting here details of my expriences. Due to security restrictions I will have to be somewhat vague. This blog will serve as an outlet to all of those who I cannot directly contact all of the time, to let you know how I am doing, and what you can offer prayers for me on. If there is one thing that I am certain of it is that God is with me, and has allowed these circumstances to take place in my life in order to grow myself, and Shanon. We will not run from these tough times, but instead will embrace them together even though we are apart. Please remember us in your prayers, as almost every facet of our life is affected by this. Thank you for your support, I hope you will check in often to see how things are. I will post as often as I can.