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, Matt, when he was small.

The picture at the top of my web page is the New Brownsville covered bridge in Columbus, IN. Kathy and I visited it during a vacation trip in October 2019. I do love photography and this was such an amazing setting for pictures.

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 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 enjoying it.

My faith, as you see from my writing, is important to me. We attend Willow Creek Community Church in Huntley, IL. 

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


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