Funny name for a website.

  • Egydyus is a great, great… grandfather who lived in the 15th century. I just like his name.
  • Flombosi is a silly name I called my son when he was small. My youngest granddaughter and I have fun with it now.

The picture at the top of my web page is my great grandfather, Johan (Opa), and great grandmother, Mary (Mammi). The picture was taken in 1916 in Elgin, IL.

I am a Christian, son, brother, husband to Kathy, father of 2, and grandfather of 6.

This is my personal website. I am using it to post some of the writing I do, my favorite links, and photographs that I take. I will update the site as the mood hits me. I would love it if you would subscribe.

I grew up and live in the Chicago suburbs. I retired from Motorola Solutions in May 2015. My wife and I met at church when we were teenagers. I’ve tortured myself for years as a Cubs fan and finally, 2016 was the year they won it all. I also follow the Bears and Blackhawks.

I spent six years on a nuclear powered fast attack submarine, from 1970-1976. The boat was the SSN 680, USS William H. Bates. I was a plank owner (a member of the crew when the boat was commissioned) and sonar guy who spent a lot of time at sea during the cold war. One of my achievements was a personal commendation during an extended patrol. We chased a new Soviet submarine for weeks and I like to think that made a difference. The boat received the Navy Unit Citation in 1974 and 1976 while I was a member of the sonar gang. Read about us in “Blind Man’s Bluff”, page 211. We were “legendary.”

I like to read… Everything from a short story to historical fiction and books about my faith. I love CS Lewis, Henri Nouwen, and Frederick Buechner. Jeff Shaara is my favorite historical fiction guy but when I want a truly exquisite book, it’s William Manchester and David McCullough.

I really enjoy taking pictures. Check out my photo collection. And recently I started dabbling in watercolour painting and mixed media. I’m not very good, and I’m generally too critical of my results, but I am really enjoying it.

My faith, as you see from my writing, is important to me. We attend Willow Creek Community Church and sit in Section 106/07. Look for us there any Saturday night.

Send me a note. I would love to hear from you.


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