About me: My name is David James Goodwin. I just moved back to Elmira from Tennessee. I loved the south but I retired from there as a firefighter and, believe it or not, missed Elmira. I worked at the famous Carnegie five-star hotel as the executive sous chef for many years. My food appeared in several publications i.e. Southern Living Magazine (brag, brag). I am an active Culinary Consultant at this time.
As a firefighter I made it to Captain/Public Safety Officer. Yes I saved several lives. I thank the Lord that I was able to do that. There is no better feeling!
And yes, I’m the guy that (as a kid) went to prison for negligent homicide. I was 17 and shared alcohol with a younger friend who then had a fatal asthma attack. Years after getting out of prison I was finally offered a polygraph, which I passed. I was railroaded into trial because it was a political election year.
But you know what? I survived! I became strong! And after many attempts on my life, I realized God must be saving me for something. Well, here I am folks, two college degrees, non-alcoholic, and never used drugs. I have come a long way and I am grateful.
My opinions are based on MY perception of reality. I DO NOT believe in bigotry, prejudice, or discrimination! If you have a problem with my opinions, just remember: This is America.