In 7th grade, I was inspired by my teachers to write fiction and political satire. In high school, I enjoyed writing “Cheech and Chong” skits with my best friend Tom and in scouting, skits that seemed to always end with dosing someone with water. Despite being a great playwright in training, I also enjoyed writing poetry and music. I was the keyboard player and songwriter in many bands with my friends, Tom Marshall and Allan Shelton. I heard a few years ago that both of them were active in the Florida Rock band circuit, but my life went in a different direction.
In the military, I became an electronics technician. When I decided to leave, I spent the next 30 years in networking and computer support. Then the next 10 years, I provided direct health services helping my clients gain life skills and overcome obstacles presented by autism, poverty, addiction, and stress.
Now, in retirement, I am returning to the arts, making my foray into Fantasy Fiction writing. I have merged my imagination with my passion to dive into views of relationships and most especially egalitarianism. I discuss topics that on the surface seem innocuous and perhaps archaic. However, I see a world that needs a change because we are active participants in an angry, violent, and judgemental society; we have scars. We may say that we are not guilty but the evidence is clear, we are immensely flawed humans, silent apathetic participants in a vile world.
I have come to the conclusion that social equity and justice is only possible if we take the first step and confess our propensity to be unjust and biased. We must appeal to the better nature of our angels. Individually and collectively, we must open our hearts and minds to new possibilities. Perhaps if we could serve each other and our rulers serve a higher purpose, we could have peace. To this end, I discuss topics e.g. health, spirituality, science, relationships, aptitude, justice, and beauty. I hope to inspire people to revolt against our dominating condition of vile motives, to have a change of heart and repent, and impact a world with love and compassion.
I am semi-retired with just under 30 years of U.S. Government service. I am an Army Signal Corps veteran from the Cold War Era. I served at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and in Berlin, Germany. My wife and I live in Rockville, MD; we have been married since 1982. I have diabetes and successfully lost weight through diet and exercise and significantly reduced my medication. We have two boys and three grandchildren. I enjoy writing, cooking, and hanging out with my family.