About Me

I have tried many times to write a description of myself.  It is a daunting task.  Most attempts resemble that of a real estate abstract, a chronological resumé or a present tense obituary.  Describing the self is more than bullet-ed  highlights or a self indulgent autobiography.  It is a cathartic and dynamically changing exercise that changes with each passing moment.  In many ways it is a foolish flirtation with futility.  By the time I finish this attempt I will not be the person I was when I began.

I’m a married middle aged man raising three children in a forgotten town trying to find my place in a world that hasn’t decided what to do with me.  In sum, I am stumbling through life along with countless others trying to discover my significance.  A common story with an unknown ending.  All good stories require an ending and that ending will only be realized by my successors.

I have known many people in my lifetime and had countless experiences, all of which make me who I am.  A friend of mine and I recently agreed to not let our political differences ruin our friendship.  I was confounded as to how two people from almost identical backgrounds to now have such different points of view.  He reminded me of what I already knew.  Life is about choices and half of those are in the hands of chance.

My life is not entirely remarkable.  I was born.  I had a mother that loved me. A father I looked up to. I went to school.  I learned and loved and lost like everyone else.  What makes a life unique are the countless experiences that occupy it.  I believe that every life is unique and irreplaceable.  Life is much more than the DNA that constructs it.  It is what we make of it.

About the Author

John Kinane is a resident of Hilton, New York, a suburb of Rochester, New York. A former middle school band director and music teacher, John changed direction into technology and web and multimedia programming. He holds a Bachelors degree from the Crane School of Music and a Masters degree from Nazareth College of Rochester. Interests include percussion, drum and bugle corps, progressive politics, astronomy, web programming and raising three great kids.