"My name is Jim, and I’m from the Monroe, LA area. I was in the LA Army National Guard for seven years, got out, and moved to Germany, where I learned German. While I was in Germany, I worked on several Army posts and on Rhein Main Airforce base as a civilian. In 1998, I returned to the U.S. and finished my B.A. After I received my B.A., I moved to the New Orleans area where, I met my wife. Because her folks didn’t speak any English, I began the arduous journey of learning Spanish at the age of "