Hello, my name is Lonney C. Smith and I live in a small town in Central New York about 10 miles north of the Capital Albany NY.  I am divorced with two sons who are on their own now fighting their life’s battles. I was in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era from 1962 until 1966. After my honorable discharge, I became a Radio Announcer & Advertising Salesperson for 10 years.  I have three college degrees from Schenectady County Community College and Syracuse University in Business Administration, Accounting & Finance. Later to Ikon Computer School where I received several certificates in Computer Technology. Throughout the 70’s 80’s & 90’s I managed and owned several Small Businesses until my retirement in 2005. I have been a Professional Photographer for Magazines, Radio Announcer, Salesman, Marine, Chef and Food/Beverage Services Director at a major hotel. I have owned and managed a Photography Studio, a Salon & Spa, and a Nightclub Restaurant. I also had a lemonade stand, a bait stand & newspaper route when I was a kid but I don’t think that counts.

When I was rich and had a nice home, a beautiful wife and great cars I was under the illusion that what I had was more important than anything was and could not imagine losing it all. When I did lose it all it took me a long time to deal with it and find a new life. I was homeless for three years but my mom took me in and helped me get on my feet. I came to realize what I lost was not as important as what I found. I am older and wiser now and I know longer fear loss every day. There is nothing left to lose. So now, I have learned to just be me, and satisfied with what little I have, and thankful if I can share my experiences & opinions to help make some other lives better; or just piss off some people, whichever.

I am hoping to use this web site to express my Opinions, Ideas and helpful hints about life & small business practices and management. At times, I will talk & write about my opinions in regards to our Congress, Elections, Candidates that I Support and Politics & Religion in general.

I have a Contact Me page that you can respond to me with; and the Comment area is available for you to yell at me or even say nice things if you are so inclined.

Thank You for viewing my web site and blog. I hope you enjoy it and the weekly posts. My Small Business FB Page is:   http://www.facebook.com/smallbusinessfriend and legal business web site at: http://www. lcsmith.legalshieldassociate.com .