Hi! My name is Tom Koecke.
I am a grandfather, a father, and an author - in that order.
I am an Air Force veteran. I served during peace time in the 62nd Civil Engineering squadron. The highest honor I served was as a member of the Honor Guard, the primary duty of which is to fulfill our nation's final promise to its veterans. I was most often assigned as a pall bearer which meant we folded the flag.
Conceptual Thoughts is a compilation of my writing that has been salvaged from previous sites along with my current writing. The difference between me and most people is that I think conceptually. It has been both a blessing and a curse throughout my life, but that is just the way things work.
I live near Tacoma, Washington where I grew up in the south end of town. I have in the past worked in consumer finance for thirty years, and non-emergency medical transportation for ten. I found it difficult to deal with the greed in the corporate realm and the unaccountability of that which is publicly provided. However, I loved the training I did during both careers.
I hope to be able to flit my way through life from here forward. What I want more than anything is contentment.