In the closing days of 1963 a baby known as Richard (Tad) Gipson was born in Oakland, CA. In the next two years my mother would divorce, my sister would be born (in that order) and I would learn to use the toilet.
In 1969 my mother, my sister and I moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, where
In 1975 we moved to Stockton, California. At this time my mother went back to her maiden name of "Ward" and I
forever dropped the nickname "Tad" (And now the whole world knows! So there, Stephani!). Tad Gipson became Richard Ward.
I discovered the joys of Cable TV and sweating profusely
In 1977 we moved to San Jose, California, where I attended a cesspool known as Rolling Hills Jr. High. This move has been widely regarded as a mistake by all parties.
In 1978 we moved back to Stockton where I attended Lincoln High School. Despite having some really good friends, I tired of High school and left in 1981, at the end of my Sophomore year.
In the summer of 1981 I worked at Camp Silver Lake run by the City of Stockton, CA. It was a fun summer filled with ribald episodes of wanton debauchery. I was usually asleep in my cabin when this was going on, but some of my co-workers swear they had a lot of fun.
I then attempted to go to college (well, Jr. College) and quickly tired of that and ran off
After this I went back to Stockton and kinda loafed around Jr College for a few more years than I'd care to admit, working as a student employee in the Locke Center computer lab for the Academic Computing Division (since absorbed into the Computer Sciences Dept). I also met my wife there, so things were not all bad. :)
I then moved to Sacramento, CA for five years, where I worked for a computer store (now closed (are we seeing a trend?)) and then
for Sacramento City College. In 1993 I married Kathy and put an end to all that
In 1994 Kathy and I moved to Juneau, Alaska, one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.
Well, that's it for the quick overview. There are some specific incidents, stories and outrageous lies in the Richard's Writings page (okay, there aren't any lies over there, omissions of facts, but no outright lies).
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