MJPL PRODUCTIONS
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about

about

Life Philosophy

"Know that the path you walk will not always be straight nor the ground you tread always level. But cherish the time you spend with one another and endeavor to enjoy the journey, for therein lies your happiness." MJ Losacco 2011

Join the CULT-F™ revolution! Divest yourself of the animosity, ignorance, hate, bias, and punishment that are at the heart of cancel culture and the divisive society we live in. Instead, strive to apply CULT-F™ in your daily living. CULT-F™ is an acronym for Compassion, Understanding, Love, Tolerance, and Forgiveness. Incorporating these five aspects of progressive spiritual living will assist you to become a better you and help elevate humanity.

Teaching

Twenty-five plus years experience teaching a wide variety of computer classes to diverse students with differing developmental levels while accommodating individuals needs. Currently Professor of Computer Information Systems (CIS) for the Business & Applied Technology Division with expertise in Web Design & Development at College of DuPage. 5-time nominee for College of DuPage Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award. Named 2012-2013 Business & Technology Division Outstanding Faculty of the Year.

Business

Over fifteen years of experience resulting in solid accomplishments in all areas of information technology (software, hardware, and end user community). Owner/operator of two businesses since inception, spanning over twenty years. MJPL Productions is my web site design & and photography business in which I create and maintain web sites. For photography, I use a Sony a1 with 16-35mm wide, 50mm Zeiss Planar prime, 90mm macro, and 200-600mm telephoto lenses. Shoot mainly birds, but also architecture, landscape, nature, and portraits. Post-production work in DXO Photolab and Adobe Photoshop. Was an FFL (Federal Firearms License) dealer with over 1700 customers and over 7000 transfers performed.

Personal

Aquarist

Keep a 75 gallon aquarium populated with angelfish (Pterophyllum Scalare). The angelfish are Philippine Blues. The 75 also houses a small school of Harlequin Rasboras (Trigonostigma Heteromorpha), a few False Bandit Cories (Corydoras Melini), a couple of Boesemani Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia Boesemani), a couple Millenium Rainbowfish (Glossolepis Pseudoincisus), a couple Turquoise Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia Lacustris), a White Cloud Mountain Minnows (Tanichthys Albonubes), a Nerite Snail (Neritina Natalensis), and Mystery Snails (Ampullariidae Pomacea). I also keep a 29 gallon aquarium that is a breeder for a mated pair of angelfish, a both Philippine Blues, a 20 gallon aquarium that is a growout tank for juvenile angelfish, and a 5 gallon for the angelfish fry.

Author

Wrote RuneCraft, the first book in a trilogy of high fantasy novels that explores deep, metaphysical themes. The story revolves around Peter Uriel, who, after making his transition, is sent to another world to save them from utter ruination. Here they have waited a thousand years for the Destroyer, some in anticipation of being brought to light, others in fear of being enveloped by darkness. But can Uriel master his chosen Path, traversing the chasm between white and black magic? RuneQuest (Book II) is in proces and RuneMaster (Book III) is forthcoming. Volume I (which is planned) takes place about 1000 years before the current story. Volume III (which is also planned) resumes the story shortly after the conclusion of Volume II. The entire first book is available on this site if you would like to read it.

Coach

Former head coach of the women's soccer team at College of DuPage. Named Division III N4C, Region IV, and District D Coach of the Year for 2003. National Coach of the Year Finalist. Directed the 2003 squad to 1st Place (tied) N4C, Region IV Championship, District D Championship, and 4th in the National Championship Tournament.

Cook

Make traditional southern Italian dishes, soups (Italian Wedding, Minestrone), and desserts (biscotti, taralli).