During most of my waking hours, I work at Cabot Microelectronics (CMC) in Aurora, Illinois, about 40 miles west of downtown Chicago. I am a Supplier Quality Engineer for CMC, which is a nice way of saying that I beat our suppliers up on a regular basis concerning the quality of their products and of their customer service.
My job currently takes me out of town about every other week. Mostly, I travel to lovely Lowell, Massachusetts, which is 35 miles north of Boston and is most well-known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. I've also traveled to Baltimore and to Worcester, MA. I'm still waiting for that trip to Japan...
In my free time, I'm training to be a reader/recorder for Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFBD). RFBD is based in Princeton, NJ but has studios nationwide. RFBD's mission is to record textbooks and other printed materials for use by visual- and learning-impaired individuals.
I'm also still serving as both Secretary and Newsletter Editor for the Customer-Supplier Division of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). ASQ promotes the use of quality tools and techniques in society at large, and the Customer-Supplier Division focuses on customer-supplier relationships.
Finally, I'm still attempting to find a church here. I'm having a hard time finding a church nearby that has a decent music program that I can join as well as a half-decent singles and/or young adult program. Hopefully, I'll be able to find someplace I feel comfortable in soon so that I can join a choir and start singing again.