My name is Allen Highnote and I live in Long Beach, CA. I will be writing about things I am passionate about including social issues, swimming, LGBT issues, the environment, and my family. Speaking of family and LGBT issues, Martin Grant, my husband and I met in 1997 and have been together ever since. We were legally married in 2008. There is no other person on this earth that I love and respect more than him.
Long Beach, CA has been my home since 1991 and I love southern California. I’m originally from Americus, GA and graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University, the local university, with Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science. If you’re technically inclined feel free to check out my programming blog at uvprogrammer.com but it doesn’t have much on it yet.
As I said earlier, I am passionate about swimming. On January 6, 1976 I started swimming with the Americus Blue Tide swim team in my home town. Currently I swim for Lakewood Aquatic Masters swim team. I’m a member of United States Masters Swimming and Southern Pacific Masters Swimming.
There are numerous reasons that caused me to start this blog. The biggest reason is the loss in integrity, respect, and civility we are all experiencing in our society. While we’ve made progress in many aspects of our society, right now we’re struggling with these aspects. I hope to do a small part in bringing some of this respect back into our society. In full disclosure, I’ve failed at one each of these aspects of my life at one time or another and have said and done things that I regret and am assumed of. I’m hope that I will always strive to be the best person I can possibly be.