A Meandering Memoir
The boy was born in a small Oregon village in 1962 or so and was raised in the surrounding wilderness where he learned to hunt and fish in order to survive. Despite these barbaric beginnings, he became a Christian about the same time he was accepted into the local public school system where he acquired enough seat hours to obtain a high school diploma. He excelled to mediocrity in sports and music thus earning the "most talented senior" award. This encouragement led him to college where he spent thousands of hard earned dollars to receive a piece of parchment that claimed he was qualified to manipulate impressionable young minds.
Now known as, "Mr. N.", he drew upon native skills to explore his new opportunities. By playing his harmonica, he traveled widely through Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. After a one way courtship that he had initiated as a 13 year old, he was finally able to seduce the woman of his dreams into marriage, despite his banjo senenades. They procreated three children who, fortunately, all inherited the facial structure of their mother.
Mr. N. climbed the ladder of success during a decade-long public teaching career wherein he was systematically promoted from High School, to Middle School, and finally, the apex of his ignorant bliss, Elementary School, 5-4-3-2... By the grace of God, Mr. N. was delighted to take his family into Colombia, world famous for cocaine and kidnapping. Here he served in an amazingly unremarkable manner, distinguishing himself from among a field of dedicated, sacrificial teachers. In this way he was able to inspire those around him to initiate this outstanding web site which offers world history in Biblical perspective.
Yes, he has climbed pyramids of the Aztecs and Egyptians. He has seen the Eiffel Tower, the Roman Coliseum, Petra, and the Taj Mahal. More importantly, he loves to study World History. He studied six months in Israel, the great intersection of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. He taught two years in Colombia, the home of South America’s famous independence leader, Simón Bolivar. Recently, he was honored to teach cyberstudents while living near Europe and the Western Hemisphere.
Dedicated to the memory of Rit Nosotro, 2001 - 2009