What I am: Over 50, or more, Native American/Hispanic American, of Mexican/New Mexican/Arizonan descent, married to a beautiful, self-confident, loyal, friend of Irish descent. Graduate of University of Arizona; retired IT professional; retired US Army Officer; retired DA civilian.

Who I am:  a conservative Roman Catholic patriot; loving husband to Maureen; proud father and step-father to Cassie, Angelina, Julie, and Jim; proud grandfather to Dylan, Noah, Madisen, Nathaneal, Layla, Jacob, Sadie, Luke, and Nolan; loving son to Willie and Helen; big brother to DeeDee, Sandy, Steve, George (RIP), and Dorothy.

Where I have lived: Los Angeles, California; Ajo, Arizona; Camarillo, California; Tucson, Arizona; Lawton, Oklahoma; Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Wiesbaden, Germany; Fort Ord, California; Collingswood, NJ; Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico; Angeles City, Philippines; Clark Air Base, Philippines; Weilerbach, Germany; Fort Dix, New Jersey; New Egypt, New Jersey; Nordenstadt, Germany, Wiesbaden, Germany (again); West Point, New York; and (finally, perhaps) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


10 Responses to About

  1. Bill, I appreciate you visiting my site continuously and your comments are always valued. Thanks, all the best – OM

  2. You lived in more places than I’ve been!

    • billcastro says:

      Life is full of twists and turns, as you well know. I am fine, except that I am currently working for free because I am considered “critical” at my Gov job but no money to pay me. I am just busy with other projects and had to step away from this one for a while. I’ll be back. You have been busy with yours!

  3. Update on the Poetry Group: I am going to have to put this off till next week. I began my new work schedule and I am tired. We have the list and if either of the two that submitted ideas as to how to set up this group would like instead to “take over” I am all for that. Just email me or comment here and I actually hope someone takes me up on this offer. I wanted to be a “participant” not the leader on this. But I will help construct the format of the group and provide the “platform” obviously for the setup and if no one volunteers I will group people next week and simply set a date to have your poem posted, maybe a label and tag we will all use, and a date to try and have reviews done (a week shouldn’t be hard). I will wait and see what kind of responses I get here.

    I am going to tag this post with PCG1 for now.

    -Opinionated Man

  4. simplyilka says:

    It’s great to travel the world 🙂 Interesting to hear you live in Wiesbaden. Greetings to Germany! I am originally from Darmstadt, but I live in Abu Dhabi now and lived in the US before 🙂

  5. Anita Lynn Keener says:

    Bill, since you are in Mannheim, you must visit Heidelberg. It is the most romantic city in Germany. Even though I loved Wiesbaden where I was stationed. I’m not sure you will remember me, but your little brother George was my first love. I regret that I was unable to stay in contact with him, and tell how much I loved him and how much he changed my life. Anita Lynn Keener is my name. I’m back in Arkansas now. Joined the Army back in 1986, went to Germany in 1988, then Saudi Arabia for the Persian Gulf War in 1990. After the war, back to Wiesbaden, then Colorado Springs, and state side from then on. With the exception of a Trip to the Azores’ then Italy, Germany, then home. I loved it. Your family was very good to me and I will always cherish every second I had the honor of knowing and loving each and every one; especially George. I hope you are happy, loved, and that God will bless you and yours always.

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