I enjoy reading, mostly sci-fi novels, historical fiction and history as well as tinkering with my computers and bicycling. I have also recently renewed my interest in cars, specifically mid-to-late 60's and 70's era muscle cars and have plans to restore a 1967 Fairlane.
Favorite Authors and Books
My all-time favorite author would have to be Larry Niven, for his Ringworld series of books, followed by David Drake's Hammers Slammers set.
I also really enjoy Tokien, though I found reading The Silmarilon to be sort of like reading the Bible - necessary, but not one of the more enjoyable reads.
Fourth on my list would be the Dragon Riders series by Anne McCaffery.
I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Richard and Emma Fogle and have one Sister, Susan Lindberg of Orem Utah. We moved to American Fork Utah in the mid-70's and I lived there until moving to Washington State in 1997. I am married to Laura Fogle, love of my life and the most beautiful woman on the planet. We have two boys, Taylor and Christopher together and live in Federal Way Washington. I have an Associates of Science in Electronics Technology from what is now called Utah Valley University, which is where I learned to design, build and troubleshoot electronic circuits. By trade, I am a Software QA Analyst - I don't like to use the title "Engineer" since I do not hold an Engineering degree.
I have owned a lot of cars, one of which was a gift from a neighbor. They include (in chronological order):
I enlisted in the Air Force Reserves right after High School, and spent 20 years serving my country, retiring as an E-6 in October 1999. I started out as an Air Cargo Specialist (605X1) palletizing cargo for transport all over the world. I didn't particularly like this work, so in 1986 I cross-trained into the Armaments Systems Specialist (2W1X1) field and transferred to the 466th Fighter Squadron. I loved this job, working on F-16 Fighting Falcon's, loading the ordnance and making sure that the weapons systems worked correctly every time.