My name is Royal Riddick. I am a father of a daughter and a son, grandfather of five, and great-grandfather of a pretty little girl named Kinsey. A former U. S. Marine and disabled Vietnam veteran, I'm a spiritual Taoist.
After the military, I received a scholarship to Johns Hopkins and graduated from a regional counselor training program. I then joined the federal Action Agency and spent a few years in the Alaskan bush travelling to the 17 Inupiat and Yupik speaking Eskimo villages of the Bering Strait region as a career counselor for young people.
Later I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I also fought a bout with cancer developed from exposure to Agent Orange while in Vietnam.
After recovering and rebuilding my life, I went to work for the Veterans Administration as a case manager in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center of a VA hospital in my home town of Baltimore, Maryland to help other veterans coming from more recent conflicts with mental illnesses. I felt my recovery experience would be invaluable to the newer vets.
Recently I was forced to retire because of a new undiagnosable neurological problem. Living on a fixed income now and unemployable, I refuse to roll over and wait for the groundhog to become my mailman.
I decided to try starting an online business in internet marketing. No experience, and a very limited budget, I figure a good try beats doing nothing at all. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions!
RoyalRiddick's Goals 3
1. Enough to get a complete set of dental implants, a new car, and a cruise.
3. A few hours a day. I'm retired.