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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 love my Heavenly Father, and I am a Christian.   I believe that how a person lives is more important than what church he attends, or even whether he believes in God or not.  Good men tell the truth and protect the innocent.  Bad men lie and take advantage of the ignorant and weak for self-aggrandizement and enrichment.

Does any of this matter to anybody?   I doubt it.   I’m writing this to merely inform you that I write with a conscience about things that matter to me, and my perspective is informed about the things that matter to me.

If what I write is irrelevant, then so is, therefore, your opinion of what I write.


“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” — Rhett Butler

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