I was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Miami, Florida in 1976. I moved to Franklin, NC at the beginning of 2005. I now run my own land development company. My "fun" interests include reading (science fiction mostly), movies and television (again, I love sci fi), cooking (and eating it, but need to go on a diet (LOL), collecting 60's music, and watching my children grow. My all time favorite cookbook is the Betty Crocker Home cookbook. I've gone thru 2 copies and need to buy a third. Most of my cookbooks were inherited by my ex-wife which is a shame since she can't really cook very well. I had a great Hungarian cookbook that I've never been able to replace when I lost it to Hurricane Andrew in 1992.