April 1, 2003

About the Blogger

Wizblog is written by Dan Wismar, a Cleveland, Ohio guy.

(The header quote is Orwell...from an essay I resolve to re-read regularly.)

I live in an old farmhouse on a couple of acres about an hour outside of Cleveland, with Cindy, my wonderful wife, and our Old English Sheepdog. The two kids are grown and gone, but they continue to make us proud every day in lots of ways. The last name accounts for the name of the blog, as well as the nickname "Wiz", with which all members of the family have been tagged at one time or another.

My working career for the past 25 years has been in professional recruiting, staffing, and employment consulting, in roles as recruiter, manager and owner. I love the problem-solving challenges and the stream of new, interesting people I am privileged to meet every day.

My passions are politics and sports, not necessarily in that order. The fact that I am a very patient man is attributable to having been a lifelong Cleveland Indians fan. 'Nuff said? I'm also a Browns ticket holder, although I still consider the college level the purest form of sport, and have bled OSU "Scarlet and Gray" as long as I can remember.

I'm an avid golfer, but I can count the times I've broken 80 on one hand. I still play racquetball because unlike golf, I've found that if you stay in one place, the ball will eventually come back to you.

This blog is long on thoughts and articles by other people that I enjoy reading, and would like to recommend to readers, and short on original thought by me. I makes no apologies or denials about its conservative bias. I welcome commenters, dissenters, and dialogue of any sort.

I have been truly blessed. I thank God, my parents, and my wonderful extended family for that. Life is good. Thanks for stopping and taking a look.

Posted by dan at April 1, 2003 1:11 PM