I am Dave Maruszewski, and I am a coffee addict.  Whew!  I’m glad that I got that out of the way.  That makes the rest easier to tell you.

I am very blessed and have been able to pursue many things.  I’ve had the pleasure of being a physicist, explosives analyst, teacher, artist/painter, 3D modeler, animator, video game maker, reverse engineer, software engineer, graphic designer, comic book dealer, finite element analyst, online retailer, and I’ve held almost every college/high school job there is.  God is good! 

If that sounds impressive, it’s not.  I’m not sure that I excelled at any of the above.    Often times I wish had just settled in one niche and been super-successful at it.  Then I think, what would happen if God sat me down before putting me on this earth and told me that I’d get told do all of the above and more?  I think I would have said, “When do we begin??!!”  To His credit, it has been a crazy and mostly fun ride.

Of that pursuit list, the one that I left out was writer/author.  I’ve always enjoyed a good story, creating my own since childhood.  I infused narrative into much of my other work, including my about page 😉  When I had a son, I had to step up my game.  I created the Raven, Romda and Ravai characters for bedtime stories.  He would even take over the story telling from time to time.  Thanks to my son, I now have many stories and inspiration to generate new content.

Outside of that, there is nothing that odd about me.  Hmmm, I better not tell you about my love of 80’s hard rock and metal.  Oops … well, in that case … I also love dogs, action movies, League of Legends, internet radio, turn-based strategy games and can be found twice a year watching Nacho Libre with my son (and my wife, if we can twist her arm again.)   Regrettably, you can often hear me spouting off quotes from all the aforementioned, especially Nacho.

Oh, and another thing.  Here is a picture of one of my dogs.  Well, mostly just her tongue. 

Oreo and her tongue
(It’s good to be the queen.)

As you might have guessed, I have a wonderful family.  I’m devoted to my wife and son, who are the greatest individuals that I know.  For me, my family members are my friends.  I hope that the glow of this goodness in my life can be found in my pages.  God bless!