Me: 50-something year old in southern Arizona. Mechanical engineer by day, poker player/blogger by night. Happily married 30+ years. Two kids, both out of the house (but both partially still on the payroll). I'm here because a) I'm convinced we in the US live in a giant house of cards that could come crashing down with nothing more than a strong wind; and b) I don't want to be one of the millions that are caught unprepared and hoping for a miracle to bail them out. Being the ABC engineer that I am, I want to prepare for disaster, but I want to do so in a logical and linear manner. I'm here to learn how to do just that. And hopefully give back a little in the process.