My name is Dan Morgan. I have lived about half of my life in a blue state (Pennsylvania!) and half of my life in a red state (Texas!). I did have some brief stints in other states. I went to college in Ohio and lived in Maryland and Florida during a couple of summer jobs in my college years. I have a degree in electrical engineering and have worked as a circuit-chip designer, and lately as a systems engineer, at the same high-tech Fortune 500 company since graduating from college in 1981.
My wife of 21 years and I have two daughters, aged 20 and 17. They are all three beautiful, smart, and kind, and I am lucky.
In my job, I have been fortunate enough to travel to many places and meet people from many different cultures. This includes Norway, Germany, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and … California.
Here are a few more things about me -
Favorite Food: Lobster, ever since I can remember
Favorite Color: Sky Blue, ever since I can remember
Favorite Texas Saying: “Don’t roll in the mud with a pig, cause people won’t know which one of you is the pig.”
Favorite Thing That I Can Actually Cook: Chili (enthusiastically taught to me by my college roommate from Cleveland Ohio)
Favorite Alcoholic Drink: Beer
Number of Times Drank Too Much of Favorite Alcoholic Drink: More than I should have
Favorite Sports: Football and women’s soccer (my girls played club soccer year round since grade school)
Favorite Music: Rock (this is apparently hardwired into my brain from my teenage years)
Favorite Think Tank: Cato Institute (freedom works!)
Frequent Summer Vacation Place: Stony Lake, Ontario Canada (my family has gone there since 1935)
Favorite Food in Ontario: Cheese curds (squeaky, eh?)
Favorite Founding Father: Thomas Jefferson
Direct Descendent of What Famous Person: Colonel Morgan Morgan (founder of West Virginia)
Instruments That I Can Play: Guitar (but not so well)
My Next Planned Hobby: Build and fly a gyrocopter (I can’t wait!)
Type of Handgun Owned: Springfield Armory 9mm semi-automatic (burglars beware)