Enjoy life each day and the great pleasures that come with it, making each day a masterpiece, resulting in a life of meaning and accomplishments.
"To know what you know and what you do not know. That is true knowledge."
I will be your host while you are visiting. This site was originally created in 2011 to provide information about my consulting business and present research results for the Overton Genealogy surname project. I moved to Chattanooga in 2013 but did not retire until April of 2014 when I ended my contracts in Washington, DC, to better care for my aging father. During this period, I learned new skills and reinvented old ones. I created two small gardens, made homemade wine from the grapes in Dad's vineyard, built a man cave, mentored high school students through a volunteer program, recorded music, and studied many subjects through online classes. Mathematics is my niche, and as such, analytical type classes were studied the most. I am a math nerd, so don't discuss infinity with me for you'll never hear the end of it.
My father died in February of 2022 at the age of 101. After his passing, I renovated the house and took a part-time job with Lowe's in their tools and hardware department. I enjoyed working at Lowe's as it allowed me to learn new things but mostly interacting with customers and coworkers. It was fun to help customers select the right tool for their need or to help them solve a hardware problem. I never knew there were so many types of nails, screws, and bolts.
My objective for the Overton Genealogy surname project is to provide information about the Overton surname within the United States from the first emigrate to today's descendants as well as related surnames and provide research service for those in search of their Overton ancestors within the United States. I have been actively involved in genealogy research since 2005. If you want to know more, select Genealogy from the main menu above.
I created a recording studio in 2012 to produce podcasts and video tutorials for my consulting business. After retiring, I have focused on developing my vocals as well as having fun in the studio recording songs. If you want to listen to my recordings, select My Music from the main menu above where there is a listing of my songs as well as a few videos that I created. I have also added a menu link that is a short bio of Jim Ebert and a link to his website as well. Jim trained me in the use of Pro Tools and studio recording when I lived in North Virginia. Jim is a well-known music producer, and it was an honor to have worked with him. You can listen to my music video, "That's Life," at the bottom of this page that I sang and recorded in my studio.
This website will expand, and new features will be added as time allows. If while visiting, you find broken links or other annoyances during your visit, please email me so that I can correct it and not annoy others that visit my website.
Enjoy your visit,