My legal name change hearing is set for December 6, 2016. I am changing my name after learning family secrets, and my true genetic identity.
Hans Michel Walck arrived in Philadelphia from southwestern Germany in 1732, at the age of 23. Ben Franklin was just a local merchant and publisher at the time. He lost an election in 1764, due in part to antipathy from Germans, whom he criticized as “swarthy” and “boors.” On the other hand, his loss resulted in a new job representing Pennsylvania in England, thus launching his career as an international statesman.
I’m looking forward to a new year, with a new name, and hopefully, a President I can tolerate.