I am Mark Steven O'Neill, and only use the Steven to help differentiate myself from three other Mark O'Neills living in Omaha. A life-long resident of Omaha, Nebraska, I was thankfully educated by the Jesuits at Creighton Prep, graduating in 1972. I received my B.S.B.A. from the University of Nebraska at Omaha at the age of twenty-five, A few hours of theology at Creighton University in my early thirties was the last of my formal education.
I have survived childhood sexual abuse, manic-depression, grand mal epilepsy, homelessness, assholes, paraquot, heroin, lsd, opium-laced hash, mescaline, pcp, psychedelic mushrooms, cocaine, white crosses, thorazine, lithium, xanax, ninety-seven chigger bites at one time and in one place, ditch-weed brownies, three days in five-point restraints, six arrests, the clap, the crabs, seventeen fist fights, an abortion from a marriage to a woman who is in the U.S. Marshal's Witness Protection Program, Blatz Light, bad music, one car wreck resulting in temporary paralysis and two spinal surgeries, cab driving, bouncing, pipe covering, more assholes, multiple sclerosis, and the Will of God. Now that's an education!