About Me

Originally born and raised in Mays Landing NJ with my 5 sisters and 2 brothers, I now live in Knoxville TN with my wife Tracy, our 4yr old, Frank and his 1 yr old sister Anne Marie. This blog is named for Frank and was Tracy’s idea. So it is truly a family affair.  

I’ve had the privilege of serving for 22yrs in the United States Air Force, first as an aircraft electrician, then as an instructor at the Noncommissioned Officers Academy in Knoxville, TN.  In that time I received an associates degree in Mathematics from ACC, a community college in South Jersey, and a bachelors degree in History from the University of Maryland’s distance learning program. Aside from my formal education, I was educated by some great people in the military. There are so many, too many to name but W. Clark Allen, Tim Donovan, Joe Zane, and George Wessler are the 4 guys who got the ball rolling. They taught a 20yr old, know-it-all it’s not enough to strive to be good at your job, you have to be dependable, reliable, and trustworthy as a person, be someone others can and want to count on, and when the red phone rings answer only with; “yes sir I’m on my way.” In other words, as Clark would always say “Vinny, it’s time to grow up.” To that foundation all others have added on. Well guys, I hope I’ve been worthy of your efforts.

ps The aircraft in the header – “142″ is an F-16 Falcon from my old unit, 177th Fighter Wing in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Home of the Jersey Devils!

3 comments on “About Me

  1. i love your blog, i have it in my rss reader and always like new things coming up from it.

  2. I literally stumbled across your blog while reading “Some Species Eat Their Young” post and my mouse landed on your profile pic and the “Mays Landing” in the pop-up caught my eye. My hubby grew up in Linwood and we lived in Mays Landing for about a year 10 years ago. Anyway, decided to hop over and check out your blog. Good stuff. Write on, sir…..

    • fmlinardo says:

      Wow. Talk about small world. Living in the South now I usually say I’m from Atlantic City because describing where and what Mays Landing is takes too long. I loved growing up there.

      Thanks for the visit and the kind words.

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