Supply Chain Guy
I started life wanting to become a writer. I had an unnatural obsession with reading and looking at the names of people on the book covers, it struck me as the ultimate achievement. What I read about being an author was that one should write about what one knows. In that pursuit of knowing something worthy to write about, I led a varied life.
Spent my early childhood on a farm, check!
Had various jobs as a teenager, check!
Had interesting parents, check!
Had interesting siblings, check!
Lived in interesting times, check!
Worked as a salesman, check!
Worked in a mental hospital, check!
Worked in a prison, check!
Had a paper route, check!
Learned to drive a forklift, check!
Wrote for the high school newspaper, check!
Wrote for the college newspaper, check!
Was a parent, check!
Ran for public office, check!
Lost the election, check!
Anyway, all this preparation for being a writer didn’t really make me a writer. What I really needed was stability and a job that paid the bills. Writing never paid the bills. I abandoned writing to become the antithesis of a writer. I became a supply chain consultant. I didn’t just become one right off. First I worked as a dishwasher, an assembl