What started as a project during grad school turned into a bit of an obsession.  Over time this led to several hundred blog posts. Several of these articles were published on some high-traffic websites. While that was flattering, with over 200 million blogs out there, the value of contributing to web content is numerically dubious.

No parade or medal for bloggers. No money either (at least for me).

For me, it’s all about the challenge of saying something interesting in a structured way that keeps me blogging.  Now, 12 years later.

I look at blogging as a better hobby than, say, restoring old cars. No appeal there.

Born in the USA. Last born in a New Jersey family of 4 kids. I moved to CA during the summer, entering 8th grade.

BA Philosophy University of CA Santa Barbara. MA Communication and Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University.

Husband, Father, Son, Brother, and Neighbor. Hack musician. Disastrous do-it-yourself-er. No interest in camping – I prefer hotels. NICE ones!

I do have an amazing Six Pack—a six-pack of Coke Zero Sugar.

Pretentious autodidact infuriated by grandiloquence.

Goal – Clearer thoughts through writing about them. Oh, and shorter sentences.

Lover of people, connections, sharing ideas, and laughs.

About Jim Stalker

Happy to be alive and articulating my thoughts on various topics that interest me on this blog including work, family, business, and entertainment.

Jim Stalker Dot Net contains most of my writing output for the last dozen or so years and includes my blog posts, LinkedIn Articles, and Quora answers. I am currently working on a book, about how aerobics drove the fitness revolution that I expect will publish late 2022.

As for me personally, in addition to looking off into the distance enigmatically, I love the challenge of writing as it has the double bonus of clarifying my thinking while creating a reviewable and shareable artifact. As a result, misspellings, incorrect facts (like misattributions), and all forms of faulty grammar are, as a result, on full display here.

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