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Over 90 days ago
United States


Raised in Wyoming in a log cabin until I was 14. I was essentially home schooled through 8th grade as we lived literally at the end of the road and were often snowed or mudded in. I knew how to use a CB radio before I could a telephone. Learned to ride a pony bare back like an indian before I could ride a bicycle.

9th grade was spent at the University Of Wyoming Prep School, after which I completed my High School education at Kelly Walsh High School.

Entered the US Navy at 18, 1 semester after high school graduation from Kelly Walsh High School in Casper Wyo.
Highlights of my 20 year Navy career
Met and married my wife, Debbie ne. Lytle
Plank Owner (on first crew) for a cruiser, USS Thomas S. Gates CG51
Visited a number of Caribbean ports
Made the first port visit by a US warship since 1948 to Sevastopol USSR
Plank Owner (on first crew) for a destroyer USS Mitscher DDG-57
I finished my career with the rank of Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer (ETC(SW)) or E-7.

I then joined Family Dollar Stores as an IT Engineer for 15 years. I am currently between jobs.

My writings are varied, mostly reminiscences, funny or unusual stories, or pieces written to work out issues. I write prose, poetry, and songs in that order. I have done some tech writing as well. You will find that I am pretty wordy unless I really work to boil it down.

If I read your work I will comment, and if I receive a comment that I get notified on, I will always reply. At least until I get enough published that I can't keep up. I'm not a friend collector so if you make the list you are a bit special to me. Thanks for plowing through all this. Please enjoy the SS site.

Computers mainly for production, writing, photo editing movie edits and offline production.
Church, Baptist Sunday school teacher, ESL teacher, general helper, Choir member
Making and fixing things. Medieval swords, special tools, special bicycle parts.
Yard work
Model building, even a number of scratch built 1/700th ships
reading when motivated.

Favorite Books
Dr. Seuss the whole series except maybe The Lorax.
The Bible NKJV version.
Janes Fighting Ships
The Hobbit
Ring World
1984 and Fahrenheit 451

Favorite Authors
Isaac Asimov
Ray Bradbury
Larry Niven
Piers Anthony
Ernest Hemingway
Andrey Norton

Favorite Movies
Blade Runner
Forest Gump

Favorite TV Shows
Nat Geo and history channell documentaries
Gilligans Island

Favorite Music
Deep Breakfast -- New Age
Blondie -- Alternative
Berlin -- Pop Rock
FFH, Casting Crowns, Big Daddy Weave, Dallas Holmes Carmon -- Contemporary Christian
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