I never served to keep my country safe.
When I was young, I left that up to others.
But now Perhaps I have another chance
to serve, to pay the debt again that once,
so many times before was paid for me.
There are more ways to serve than soldiering.
What can i do to most effective be?
Paul Guernsey © 2019
Computer Programmer, a.k.a Software Developer, a.k.a Software Engineer,
Software Technical Support
B.A. Computer Science, Prinipia College 1983
I met Dr. Eugene Levin, Professor of Integrated Geospatial Information, in his office on the eighth floor  of the Dow building on the Michigan Technological University on Friday, November 1, 2019. We spoke about my interest in earning a Master of Science degree in integrated geosptial information at Michigan Tech and some of the possible paths in which this might lead.
One of these paths, one which had not really been on my lidar, was GEOINT, Geospatial Intelligence. Dr. Levin explained briefly what it was and we moved on to discuss other things. But later the next day, on my drive down America’s Prairielands to America’s Swampland, I began to become more intrigued. The words above came to me, nearly in poetic form, and so, I wrote them down.
Is this my path? Could this be a further resolution to the guilt I sometimes feel, the feelings I expressed in my poem, Soldier at an Exhibition? 
Other words of wisdom from Dr. Levin
Check out job postings. Find your ideal job, research what its requirements are, then go get them.
Build on the skills you already possess. Do not stray too far from what you know, especially if you are no longer a spring chicken.
Take part in group activities, like the Geospatial Tea Rooms.
 GEOINT: Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) is defined in the United States Code, Title 10, section 467 as follow: “The term ‘geospatial intelligence’ means the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess, and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the earth. Geospatial intelligence consists of imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial information.”
 Dow Building, 8th floor: As you enter the Dow building on the campus of Michigan Tech from the south at ground level, you find yourself on the building’s 6th floor. Just stroll past the cafe into the elevator and check the buttons.
 Soldier at an Exhibition: 2018 blank verse poem by me, written as the climax to my longer poetic work, The Blank Verse Mystery. In this work, I explore some of the uncompleted goals associated with my education at Principia College in the early 1980’s.
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