Welcome to the only 24/7 totally independent and official blog covering stuff that matters to Jeffrey W. Spencer, written by Jeffrey W. Spencer, illustrated with photography captured by Jeffrey W. Spencer.
I was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma at the age of 24. I’m a survivor. My undergraduate degree was taken at Southwest Texas State University, with graduate studies at Texas A&M University, and the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. I build, fix, and program computers. I fly airplanes. I play various musical instruments including the guitar, violin, and tuba. I’m a gourmet foodie and I love both eating and cooking. “Bigfoot” Spencer of Tennessee’s frontier era (1772) is a great Uncle, Lady Diana Spencer is a cousin. I’ve been known to carry a camera and take pictures. I love science, science fiction, and history. I drive long distances with a smile. I’m a fan of NASCAR and Texas Rangers baseball.
I’m a United States Marine Corps veteran. I lived in Japan for a year, the Philippine Islands for six months, and visited a few other places around the globe including the Land Down Under. I’ve traveled to most of the 50 US States. I witnessed a revolution first-hand, and have actually touched a nuclear weapon. I would like to visit Europe on an extended tour (Greece, Italy, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Switzerland). Italian is my favorite ethnic food, though growing up in Texas I have a hanker’n for Mexican as well. Texas BBQ is my favorite regional cuisine but I also love Cajun, Carolinian, and California dishes. My priorities are the same as my forefathers: God, Family, Community.
I live by the motto that Life is an Adventure. How we choose to live our life is dependent upon the choices that we make in life – both good and bad. My goal is to make good choices in life and help others make choices that enhance their own life.
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