Hey, it’s me. Welcome to my corner of the world.
I was born in southern Indiana in a place called Huntingburg. I still occasionally have the opportunity to drive through the small city of 6,000, which embodies all the charm of small-town America, complete with a quaint downtown and a seemingly endless supply of driveway basketball hoops.To know where you are going, you must always know where you have been. And this is where it started for me.
I grew up in Chandler, a one-stoplight town of 3,000 nine miles north of the Kentucky border. After graduating from Castle High School, I received a journalism degree from Indiana University and a Masters of Jurisprudence in Health Law from Loyola University Chicago.
For most of my career, I worked for a Washington, D.C.-based international news organization as a Chicago-based writer and analyst. While my journalism focused mostly on the health care industry and government regulations regarding health care, I also wrote on many other various segments of industry and government, including but not limited to the environment, taxes, antitrust and labor.
In my free time (when’s that, right?) I enjoy crossword puzzles, photography, reading, hiking Europe and playing golf, a game I love dearly but which doesn’t always love me back with the same fervor.
Follow me on Facebook:Thom Wilder, The Road to Paradise and The Ghosts of Wheaton