My Criminal Career

I don’t think anyone decides “Hey, when I grow up, I’m going to be a felon.”  At age 6, I wanted to be an astronaut.  But I went wrong somewhere.  Can’t pin it on my upbringing:  sure, we moved around a lot, since my father was a career NCO in the Air Force.  But I stayed out of trouble and only have three months experience with drugs, back one summer almost 30 years ago.  After high school, I spent eight years in the Coast Guard.  In the years since, I completed college.  I became a member of a Union.  Married, with 3 adult children.  Own my own home, and worked my way up from a two-week temporary to department supervisor …

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