So Just who am I?

Starting off good, it might just be interesting to know who I am. Maybe you want to know, maybe not.

My name is Ronald McCain but I am usually called Mac. I’ve been called Mac since my teen years and it just kind of stuck.

I live in Germany, just outside of Stuttgart. I speak German but do not really feel comfortable writing it. English comes more natural to me since I did not start to learn German until I was 39 years old. That was a long time ago.  I’m going to be 68 on my next birthday, January 25, 2017.

I came to Germany in 1986 while I was in the US Army and really liked it here.  I guess I was really looking for a home and a place to settle down for many years before I found this place. I am very content here. I am active in the local hiking club and I help with people with dementia. I have lots of friends here that are German and almost none that are American.

I consider two places in the US home. One is Florida, southwest Florida, namely Punta Gorda. The other home is Chicago.  I grew up in a village just outside of Chicago called Willow Springs.

I hope to get this blogging business learned soon, I have a few good ideas like writing short stories, mainly westerns and detective-police stories.

I hope to see you around.