Hello, my name is James G. Wilson, but folks call me Jim. I was born on February 8, 1966 in a little Illinois town called Litchfield. I stand right at six feet tall, have red hair (what little is left of it!), hazel eyes, and I am legally blind due to congenital cataracts in both eyes. I have an older sister (Jamie) and two brothers- Jeff, and my twin brother, Joe. I spent the first 18 years of my life in Litchfield. My old High School has a homepage if you'd like to see what they're up to now.
After graduating high school, I attended SIU-E in Edwardsville, Illinois for four years (I had no idea what I wanted to do in life at that time, so, consequently, nothing productive came of that venture.) I then dropped out for three years to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. During that time, I met alot of cool people and learned a great deal about music, being on my own, and life in general.
In the fall of 1991, I decided to return to SIU-E to study Mathematics. Although I learned much about the Mathematical Sciences, I felt such knowledge would be better applied to my first true love- Meteorology. So, in the spring of 1994, I decided to stop studying Math formally and move to DeKalb, Illinois to begin my career in NIU's Meteorology program.
Of all the mistakes I've ever made in life, I'd have to say that attending NIU had to be the biggest of them all. The sumation of all my life's experiences could not prepare me for the extreme level of discrimination against the visually-impaired and the gross disrespect for all that is decent at that University. I spent two years and more than $13,000.00 there trying to get an education that was doomed not to be before I ever set foot on that campus. The details of that misadventure are available in the link "The NIU Conspiracy" in the left-hand frame. I returned to Litchfield in the spring of 1996 with no money, no education in Meteorology, and no hope for a career.
Since NIU continues to lie and mislead the public, I continue to have no chance at justice and a future. So, I continue to research projects related to feline leukemia (FeLV) after my beloved Vyvyan passed away from it on August 15, 1997. Check the link at the left for more info.