Welcome to Me

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The author, circa 2014.

Who am I? My name is Dr. Mark-Nathaniel Weisman D.d., and I am a third-generation, American-born and raised Germanic-Dane. I was raised in many different parts of the country, beginning in the northeast (New Jersey, Ohio, and Indiana), migrating to the south (Louisiana), through the southwest (Arizona), to the Northwest (Washington), (with a stop-over in Hawai’i for a tour of duty with the Marine Corps), finally arriving here in my “home” State of Alaska. I grew up a fairly normal kid, as the older brother, beneath a highly physical, alcoholic father whom I endured, up until the time I dropped out of high school, to join the military, which concluded a short stint in the Pima Country corrections facility. My mother, a licensed nurse, attempted to provide the best she could for my brother and me.

Upon my return to civilian life from the military, I primarily worked as a security consultant and EMT for the South Tucson Fire Department. I struggled for about three years, before leaving Arizona, to join the rest of my family in Oak Harbor, Washington. It was soon after arriving in Oak Harbor, that I met the most wonderful person in the whole world. Beautiful, very intelligent, and empathetic, she was able to keep me sane following my recovery from high-powered narcotics. An interesting note, that my wife is also a diabetic, however, unlike my father, she is a Type 1 diabetic.

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The author and his wife at the University of Washington, expecting their first child in early 1991.

The following April, I was introduced to the first of my five children. A beautiful baby girl, who has now grown to become an intelligent, mother of my first grandchild. It was soon after my little girl changed my life forever, that I found an additional career, computer technology. As my technology knowledge increased I worked in many different aspects of the security industry. I was one of the first people to use computer technology to support asset control and security systems.

In 1995, my wife and I were blessed with the arrival of our twin sons, following a nerve-wracking, high-risk, pregnancy. My sons were born here in Anchorage, and have since grown up with lives of their own, now with children of their own. As my children grew to adulthood, I continued my career development in many different areas of computer technology, becoming more, and more, diverse, with each new position accepted.

The author and his bride riding their Harley Electroglide throughout Alaska.

In the mid-1990s, I decided to add education to the list of accomplishments and enrolled in a local technical college. It was here I was "bitten" by the bug to teach. During the completion of several undergraduate degrees, I also provided instruction for several different digital electronics and computer programming courses at the same college. Following my graduation from that school, I enrolled in Wayland Baptist University where I studied occupational education finally graduating in 2002 with my Bachelor's degree in Occupational Education. It was during my time at Wayland that I discovered the complexity of religion and psychology, and followed my Doctor's path. In 2001, I became an ordained Chaplain with the Universal Life Church in Modesto, California, and began to work as a Chaplain for a multitude of issues. Combining my psychological studies from my days in the military I was able to secure my Doctor of Ministry from the Universal Life Church in Modesto California. Follow my ordination, I involved myself in reconciling my beliefs to most modern religions of the world. Check out my studies at akphoenix.com.

Much later, my wife and I decided to offer our home, and hearts, to foster children within the State of Alaska system. After providing a home, and care, for several children, we found ourselves adopting two young men, who now, seek to follow in the footprints left by our older children while blazing paths of their own.

The author, and his beautiful bride of over 30 years. (circa 2008)

In the early 2000s, my beautiful bride and I faced a major challenge as she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. Like many couples who face this challenge, we too struggled particularly after the bulk of her immediate care was completed. Fortunately, the Creator filled her heart with forgiveness and my head with intelligence, and we re-established our relationship as teammates. From then to now we have discovered that she has contracted idiopathic epilepsy. which we have managed as a team. Now, as we get to know our grandchildren our lives have come closer to being back in balance.

This is my site. This is where I am. Welcome. Within these pages, you will find, my knowledge, and my opinion, about a plethora of topics. Please feel free to browse through the pages, and ask any questions you may have.