My early life began
in 1936 when I began working at the age of twelve. I graduated
from high school in Edmond, Oklahoma and was soon in the Navy
learning to fly, then learning how to repair airplanes, in
that order. I attended Oklahoma A&M college and transferred
to the University of New Mexico where I earned a degree in
mechanical engineering. Subsequently, I began to work for
the Corps of Engineers in Alburquerque until I transferred
to Tripoli, Libya. I have spent my entire working life as
an engineer outside the United States, finally retiring from
Aramco in 1981.
My interests include sailing my 42 foot boat around the Caribbean;
oil painting copies of the old masters and impressionists
and most of all, writing. I have written twenty-four books
and am writing another book about the Russian Civil War.