WHERE I'M FROM VERSUS WHERE I LIVE
This will sound stupid to some and make sense to others.
I am from Brooklyn, NY. Born and raised in the Gravesend neighborhood. Nothing will ever change that and I am very proud to be from the greatest City in the world.
I live in New Jersey, specifically Burlington Township. There is nothing wrong with Jersey, I'm just not from there.
So, if you ask me where I'm from, I'll always say Brooklyn.
I joined the U.S. Navy after a failed stint in college. Best decision I ever made. Change was good.
After a year and a half of Nuclear training, I was transferred to the USS Augusta SSN-710 in August of 1995. The USS Augusta was a nuclear powered, Los Angeles class, Fast attack submarine. I spent almost 5 1/2 years on her as a nuke machinist mate. I'm very proud of that and privileged to call myself a Submarine qualified veteran.
I spent over 10 years in the Navy and traveled the world while serving my country.
I'm also a professionally trained Chef. I graduated from The Art Institute of Philadelphia.
While I don't cook for a living anymore, it's still my favorite hobby.
More to come....