||I left Alabama in 1978 and haven't really returned except to visit family and friends. I was in the U.S. Navy from 1978 till 1991, where I earned my Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering. Because of a line of duty accident, I left the service 1n 1991 and rejoined the private sector. I then worked in Nuclear Engineering at a large New England shipyard, where I was for several years. I worked at two other companies, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and a really great company called MRG where I worked as a Software Engineer. The last position required a fair amount of travel, so my Wife was able to go on some of the assignments to places like New Orleans (before the hurricane) and Seattle, Washington. It rained a lot there, but it was a dry rain (if you have ever been in Wa. state, you will get the dry rain thing). We wanted to start a family before I became eligible for my Senior Citizen's discount, so I made a career change and got into Advertising/ Marketing. It was a different world altogether, and one that I discovered I had a talent for. I have been at it for almost 9 years, and now am going for my PhD in Neuropsychology. You're never too old to start another profession!