Hello from Gulf Shores, Alabama I go by the nomiker Acral. Pastor Gary introduced me to this site. While you can find most of my background in my profile, I did want to mention a few things. I am a certified storm spotter, and have been following weather systems etc., since 1988 - Almost 20 years. Having known Gary now for a couple of years, his insights and intellectual contributions have been invaluable to our efforts on advising people of potential weather threats and safety along the Gulf Coast. Faith. My associates would be very quick to point out that, in my profession, I appear to be a rare breed: An engineer that is a Christian. Having said that, in terms of melding Christianity with science, some may find my views a bit different, but keep an open mind as I firmly believe that there is much that God has not revealed to us. I believe many will find some of my insights on current events interesting and many of our faith will agree. I look forward to conversing with one and all here, God Bless.