I was born in Washington DC. I get my political and moral convictions from Rev. Carl A. Wilbur. He was a great inspiration in my life. Dad was a Marine veteran that served the Catholic Church selflessly for over 35 years. He tutored school children in Southeast DC, was a chaplain at Lorton Corrections facility, supported So Others Might Eat (SOME), worked with terminally ill patients at NIH, and was the spiritual advisor for the Boy Scouts of America.
Earlier in life Dad lost his carpentry job, because he thought it was important to march with Dr. King here in Washington. He never let it get his spirits down. Instead he went bact to school and learned Programming. He got a good job at the Government Printing office and later was the systems administrator for Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital. My dad died several years ago from a long fight with cancer. It was the toughest day of my life. I am crying just thinking about him. But, I know he is in heaven. He is and always will be my hero.
It is difficult to fill my father's shoes. When I was young I actually rebelled from my Dad. He was too good for me. I just was jealous of my friends. While their fathers taught them how to fight, my dad taught me to turn the other cheek. So I rebelled in my teens and partied with my buddies from dusk till dawn. When I graduated high school I really had no focus, so I enlisted in the military. For the first time I was proud to be serving our country. But, during Christmas leave my friends car got hit head on by a drunk driver. My hip and legs were injured from the impact. I was unable to complete my Special Forces training and went into deep depression. One morning Dad noticed I was moping in the kitchen. He told me that son if you focus on the bad you will find it easily. But, if you focus on the good it will brighten your life. That moment stuck with me for the rest of my life.
I got a Degree in behavior Sciences at Northern Arizona University. I participated in several archeology surveys in the Southwest. Then I got accepted into the Semester at Sea program and travelled around our beautiful planet. I got to meet people of different cultures and customs. When I got back I decided to travel and learn in Central America. But, I was called back home due to my father's deteriorating health.
When I got back to Washington everything had changed. Cell phones were everywhere and buildings sprouted up from areas I used to play in.
Everything in DC was fast paced and I felt like a slow moving drifter. But, I focused on the good and one day I got a computer disc in the mail. It was an AOL free six month subscription disc. I was thrilled to interact with my friends from accross the globe. I had the idea to start an online publication for our community. So, I conversed with my Dad and came up with a business plan. All I had to do was come up with a name. My Dad came up with the name. Infohall.
Infohall eventually morphed into DCpages.com. It was a semi-finalist Al Gore's Global Information infrastructure awards.
I gathered artists, musicians, writers, programmers, and friends to meet in my parents basement twice a week. I have been blessed with the opportunity to meet so many fine people. DCpages is celebrating 15 years in 2009. I cannot believe it has been that long.
Shortly after my father passed I once again prayed to find the good in life. A friend of mine convinced me to go out on a blind date with a woman who was experiencing a similar loss of her mother from cancer. Jenna and I clicked the moment we met. We like to think our parents arranged it with the Man above.
Jenna and I got married at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and traveled across country on our honeymoon. We adopted Denali, our dog in Alaska. Those are memories I will never forget. I love the United States.
Two years ago we purchased a Christmas Tree farm from John Cooper in West Virginia. John was a radio man on the Battleship New Jersey. He was the first American to communicate the Japanese surrender to the United States Naval fleet. John and his staff never really left Santa's Forest and help us manage it. We now sell trees online at FreshChristmasTree.com. I hope to retire there someday in the future.
This year Jenna and I were blessed with a beautiful baby boy. Luke Jr. has met President Clinton, Senator Biden, Senator Byrd, and the Washington Redskins cheeleaders. He is a gift from God to me.
The reason I am supporting Senator Obama is simple. He reminds me of my Dad. He is an opitimist and has a smart plan for our future.
Our country needs a leader to inspire its citizens to greater prosperity. Our country needs a leader that respects other cultures customs and values. Our country needs a leader to care for the future of our planet. President Obama is that man.
May God bless him with the strength and courage it takes to run our Nation's highest office.
this weekend I am going to have fun with my friend Doug and we our going to a place to watch the Redskins game. I am going to buy us fries and ham bergers and drinks and Doug and I are going to have lots of fun this weekend. thats what I am doing this weekend.
today I am having a great time at work. I am with Luke, Ed, Doug and we all like one a other and I am greatful to have friends like these guys. I hope Doug and I can watch the game with eachother this Sunday. I am happy that I have a great job with Luke and Ed and Doug.
Next week my mom is coming home and I am going to help her with what she needs. I am going to have to be reasonable and be a man and start being an adult. I love my mom very much and I am going to be there for her and take care of her the way she took care of me for all my life. Love your son Joe!
Today my mom came by the house. I was happy that she was ok and I hope my mom and I will be with each other soon. I love my mom so much and I will be there for her forever and that will never change. Mom I love you and I hope you get well soon. Love your son Joe knight.
This weekend I was happy that my mom and Dad are ok. I was also happy that the Redskins won. I am having a great week and I am happy that Ed is wearing his Clinton Portis jersey and I am happy that Doug is wearing his Clinton Portis shirt. All of us at DCpages our super Redskins fans.
My mom and Dad are at the same nursing home now. I am happy that they are together. I wish them the best and I love them very much. My mom and Dad and brother are my world and I will help them with any thing they need me to do for good. Love your son Joe knight.
I am going to have a great weekend. I am going to do some cleaning and watch football and I am going to have tea and food. I am going to relax and I am going to watch the Redskins game with Doug too. That’s what I am doing this weekend.
I went to see my Dad and one of his toes infected. The nursing home took him to the hospital today. Then I talked to my mom and she not feeling well and I am worried for my mom and Dad. I hope they get better and then they will be well. Mom and Dad I love you both very much and I hope to see you both soon. Love your son Joe knight.
My mom is doing fine and I talked to her today and she misses everyone. She misses Dave and Luke and Ed and Doug and the Dogs. I love my mom so much and I will do any thing for her and when I get back from west virgina I am going to go with my aunt sherry to see my mom and bring her a cup of fruit for her so that she will be happy too. I hope that we will be together very soon. I love you mom Joe.
Tonight I am going to relax and watch football and have a good time. I am going to have food and orange juice and enjoy the game. The Redskins will have a battle tonight. But I know we will win tonight.
I am going to Luke’s to night and we are going to the Redskins game tomorrow and we are going to have lots of fun. We are going to the Redskins store and we are going to have some good food and iced tea and watch the game and have a good time too. I can not wait to go to Fed Ex field and have a great time with Luke.
I am being good for my mom and Dad and Dave. I miss them so much and I hope they will be with us soon. I love my family so much and that will never change at all. I love you mom and Dad and Dave. Love your son Joe Knight
My dad and mom are so important to me and I will do anything for them. My mom and dad will be in my heart forever and I love them very much. I am going to call my mom today and talk top her and tell her I love her too.
My mom and Dad are doing fine. I am happy that my parents are ok and I can sleep better at night knowing that they are in good care by the nursing home. I love my parents 1000 percent and that is more then anyone in the world. Love your son Joe knight!
I talked to my mom and she is doing better and I am happy that she is fine. I hope she and I will be tighter soon and I will take care of her and be a mature adult and man. I love my mom 100 percent. I love you mom! Love your son Joe knight.
My mom is doing fine at the nursing home. She sounds better and that makes me happy to know that she is doing well. I love her very much and I hope to go see her soon. My mom is very important to me and I hope she and I can live together in a apartment soon. I love you mom Joe knight.
My mom is doing fine and I hope I can go see her one day. I love her with all my heart and soul and I miss her so much and some times at night I cannot sleep thinking about her. I hope she will get better and she and I can live together in insisted living and be happy and everything will be ok.
My mom is in the intensive care unit and I hope and praying for her to get well soon. I love you and I am praying all the time for you to get better mom. I miss you so much and I cannot take it being at the house with out you. I hope you will be all right and I know you will pull thru and you will be ok. I love you mom love Joe your son.
My mom is in intensive care unit and I am scared that she might not make it and I will not be the same. I am hoping that she will be all right. I am hoping that she will come out of the intensive care unit and she will be all right. I love you mom joe
myMy mom is doing fine at the Hospital and I love my mom very much. I would do any thing for her. I hope one day that she will be with us and every thing w\ill be back to normal. Mom I love you so much and I mess you so much and some times I can not sleep at night. Get well soon love your son Joe!