I medically retired from a large aircraft company in February, 1995, due to Friedreich's Ataxia, a type of Muscular Dystrophy. I am no longer gainfully employed. I now do a little bit of volunteering at Seattle Web Factory and as a Macintosh consultant for Positronic Software. I also beta test various Microsoft Macintosh CD-ROM products and other Macintosh software for AOL, INTUIT, Microsoft and others.
I worked for 25+ years designing, operating and repairing a wide variety of flight simulators. I worked on everything from fighter planes to bombers to helicopters to military transports and civilian airliners. During that time I became a very adept computer programmer and systems analyst.
I have earned my living in many different ways, including: papergirl, carhop & other fast food jobs, movie theater projectionist, Western Union bicycle delivery, carnival ride operator, cafeteria worker, clerk/typist, janitorial service, steak-house restaurant chef, retail sales (electronics), school teacher (Computers and Digital Electronics), and the Circus. That's right , I worked for The Shrine Circus for one night...as an animal handler after the show. (Do you realize how big a Bengal Tiger really is?)