In 1970, when I was in fifth grade, my family moved from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI. Then, when I was a freshman at Grand Valley State University in Annandale, MI, my parents moved to Indianapolis. My older brother and sister and I stayed behind and I helped my brother buy a house. I moved in with him, quit the football team, and went to work full-time while carrying a full course load.

I took an accounting class and liked it so I decided to major in it. At the end of my sophomore year, a friend and I went home to Michigan to eight inches of snow and 10-degree weather. We decided we could be broke anywhere, so why not be warm? We transferred to Florida State University. I joined a fraternity and got a job serving dinner at a sorority house.

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