About the author, artist . . .
I was born on the Atlantic Ocean and wish to spend the last of my life on the Pacific ocean in Seattle, Washington.
During the last ten years of my professional career, I was a senior technical writer of mechanical and electrical processes. I produced many precise and detailed technical documents, including two 300-page construction manuals of multi-storied tower grain dryers and multiple-unit portable grain dryers: Construction of Tower Grain Dryers and Assembly of Portable Grain Dryers; and the electrical wiring manuals for these large, complex pieces of machinery. I conceptualized, designed, and wrote these books from beginning to end; and photographed step-by-step photo-illustrations for them. This work has been distributed internationally with the grain dryers. Now I am free to create what pleases me. I hope my work is pleasing.
Born: February 10, 1949; Baltimore, Maryland. I have been described as “honest, with excellent ability and perseverance”, by my late father who sincerely claimed to be unbiased. My late mother said with surprising poetry that I am “bright in aspect, intelligent, a very caring person”. Yes, this has been true of me in the near seventy years of my life.
Occupations & Author, artist, writer for the rights of humans, animals, and the environment,
Preoccupations: technical writer of mechanical and electrical processes and photo illustrator.
Children: Sadly none, for all the usual reasons.
Domiciles: Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Ohio, Nevada, Arizona, California, Illinois, and soon the State of Washington.
Travels: I have traveled though most states in the continental United States, and the larger Hawaiian Islands. In 1980, I was a Peace Corps volunteer living in Mali, West Africa, teaching Appropriate Technology. I have boated on the Canadian boundary waters, explored the Mexican Yucatan and Baja Peninsula, toured Germany, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Great Britain including the Isle of Wight. I have cruised the Caribbean islands, and cruised up the west coast of Norway into the Arctic Circle. I would like to see much more of the world.
Political Affiliation: I am independent.
Education: Master’s degree in Sociology from Ohio State University, I taught all eight quarters.
Website: In The Tide, by Adroit Water Bear