Hello all, and welcome to the Raine Inc. blog.
I will start by introducing myself. My name is Ron James and I started to work here in Nov. of ’94. From time to time, I will be writing about my varied experiences working for Raine and other events in my life. I am 63 years of age, and what hair hasn’t left for parts unknown has turned gray. To get this out of the way, I’m a short, chubby guy. I have taken my share of abuse about this over the years, and have learned to roll with those punches.
I am married to a very warm and special woman, Judy, and those of you who have met her already know this. We have been married for 19 years. She is the love of my life and I am lucky to have her in it. We are a blended family. We have five children and ten grandchildren between us. Together, we enjoy camping in our 5th wheel camper, traveling and watching our grandchildren play sports. We have a 19 year old granddaughter finishing high school and enrolling next year at Butler University on a basketball scholarship. We have spent the last 6 or 7 summers following her as she played AAU ball. She had other offers from bigger schools and more high profile programs, but chose Butler for the quality of education she will receive and to play closer to home so the family could see more games. She is thoughtful like that. She was also ranked 8th in her graduating class of more than 300 students, so she is smart as well.
If you saw my facebook profile and checked out the entry for interests, it says that if it doesn’t involve Harley Davidson motorcycles or basketball, I have a short attention span. In the warmer months, there is nothing better than blasting down the highway on my Ultra. As soon as those pipes roar to life, any stress or problems instantly melt away. In the cold months, when the bike is stored, I can watch my granddaughter on the basketball court. One season gets me through to the next. Since her school career ended, there have been a few all-star games to attend, but the AAU stuff ended last year for her. I miss that. We formed some special friendships through the years and I hated to see that end. We all made promises to stay in touch, but you know how that goes; sometimes it just doesn’t work out. I hope it does in this case. I want to know how the other girls do in their college careers.
Well that’s me, Ron James, in a nutshell. I will be posting more as time goes on. I don’t promise it will be fascinating or hilarious, but hopefully it will help you know who I am and who we are here at Raine.
Thanks and stay tuned.