My name is Mike, aka “The Poolman.” That is a family joke, not what I do for a living. We have had a pool in our back yard for 15 years and its maintenance has been my responsibility.  My wife started joking that I was “Paco the Poolboy,” with all the off-color inferences that go along with that name. When my son began helping with the pool work, he became the “Poolboy,” and I was promoted to “The Poolman.”

I live in Savannah, Georgia with my wife, “Mrs. Poolman.” We have two grown children, the forementioned “Poolboy” and “Writer Princess,” who is married to son-in-law “SIL.”

I work for a marine research laboratory here, where I do public relations, other communications, governmental relations, customer service and direct a small foundation.

I like reading bestsellers, history, movies, TV, going to the beach and photography.

We are also die-hard fans of my alma mater, the University of Florida. We have season football tickets and spend many fall Saturdays acting crazy with 92,000 of our closest friends. When we are not in “The Swamp,” we are usually parked in our family room with a smaller group of friends, but acting just as rowdy.

I have a blog for our lab and I have read lots of other folks blogs. I thought I would try to get one going myself. I’ve never done this kind of thing before, so I’m not sure what I will write about. One day may be something I saw or did; another day may be something that I saw or read that got a rise. Politics, religion, food and sports are all fair game. We’ll see how it goes. If you don’t like it, let me know. I’ll refund your subscription fee. Ha!


14 responses to “About

  1. Hi Mike! Thanks for inviting me to come read! I’m looking forward to getting to know you through your words.

  2. Nice to meet you, Pool Man. Looking forward to finding out all about you:)

  3. I your writing style truly enjoying this internet site .

  4. What fun! Having a blog is really a ton of fun. I confess that I have another blog that mirrors this one on Blogspot. I’m using WordPress for a back-up. I find I have a lot more connections and comments on Blogspot, but perhaps that’s just because I’ve been there longer.

  5. Valuable information and excellent design you got here! I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts and time into the stuff you post!! Thumbs up

  6. Like I always say “There should be a like button” and this is a perfect time to “like.” Awesome introduction ha!

  7. Mike, I stumbled on your blog. I’m following you now – in spite of the fact that you’re a Gator, and I’m a Cornhusker. Don’t let me down – I hate refunding my subscriptions! 🙂

  8. You know what though, Spurrier got us good this year. Even though it was South Carolina. Spanked us pretty well!

  9. Why does everybody love this topic so much? Just kidding. I own a blog about it too.

  10. I’d hope that I’m healthy in both mind, body, and spirit. I would really like to travel the world with my family. That would be beautiful.

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