I am a retired Marine colonel now commuting between the US and Thailand. I was born in Oakland, CA, but have lived throughout the US and the world, and have traveled to over 100 countries. For those who are wondering if we've crossed paths, my homes have been in Orinda, CA; Mexico City; Covina, CA; Chestertown, MD; Winstead, CT; Des Moines, IA; Annapolis, MD; Quantico, VA; Jacksonville, NC; Camp Schwab and Camp Butler, Okinawa; Lake Ridge, VA; Bethesda, MD; Poway, CA; Baghdad, Iraq; Bangkok, Thailand; and North Las Vegas, NV.
I've attended Covina Elementary, Chestertown Elementary, Bachelor Elementary, Meredith Junior High, Hoover High, the U.S. Naval Academy (Class of 1979), U.S. International University, and the University of California, San Diego. I've earned a bachelor's, master's, and a doctorate.
I have rather eclectic tastes. I have won awards in photography, cooking, and several sports, earning national championships in rugby and equestrian events. I love reading, writing, exercise, cooking, travel, and photography.
I am a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
I published my first work back in 1978, a so-so short story titled "Secession.". Since then, I have been published in newspapers, magazines, and in book format in fiction, political science, business, military, sports, race relations, and personal relations fields. I write because I love it. I only hope that others might read my work and get a bit of enjoyment or useful information out of my efforts.
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