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About Me

My name is Christopher. I am “The Defendant Resistance”. I am an American Son. I’m a veteran and the son of another veteran. I’m a university graduate, a licensed pilot, and a clean-cut boy from a small town who hasn’t forgotten his roots. I’m a software professional and I’ve been creating software since I was a child. I’ve never been arrested, and neither have any of my family or friends. I had two girlfriends in high school. One became a university lecturer (her best friend was dating my best friend); the other became a counterterrorism lawyer after barely escaping the World Trade Center on 9/11. My computer science mentor was a wounded Marine, a decorated combat veteran from the Korean War. The people I choose to have in my life don’t fuck around.

I’ve been to Iraq and Afghanistan and had access to very sensitive U.S. military secrets as a defense contractor. I have also seen the headwaters of the Nile, had dinner at the top of the Eiffel Tower, felt the walls of the gas chambers at Auschwitz, visited the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, hiked along the Great Wall of China, climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge, and walked alone through slums in India. I’ve spent the night in a rural north African emergency room where all the patients were treated in one small room. The nurse couldn’t stop the man next to me from bleeding to death. It was a sobering and ghastly night.

I am the son of a teacher and a nurse. They both worked full-time during their university educations. One grandfather was a tool-and-die maker (the elite of the blue collar world; the Salt of the Earth). My other grandfather was an immigrant who came to America with nothing, but accumulated a fortune. Starting as a teenager in a glove factory, my mother worked full-time for fifty-two years straight (completely literally true), retiring as a government agency director with several years of unused sick time. My mother’s mother was a young ER nurse who cut her teeth during the murderous Al Capone days at Cook County Hospital (her emergency room became the setting for the 1990s NBC television show ER). My sister got her bachelor’s degree in just three years.

My family is unafraid of hard work. Over many generations, my family represents the American Dream™ as each new generation, though diligence and sacrifice, has had it better than the previous generation.

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