After a wild and crazy childhood, I joined the Air force and did a tour in Nam then did a hitch with IBM, before settling on a career in Electronics. After an enjoyable 40 years as an industrial engineer, I tried my hand at gardening and contracting for a while. Then In 2007, I went out to eat with my family at a Chinese restaurant, after dinner the server brought the bill and three fortune cookies. I don’t normally put a lot of stock in what fortune cookies say, but I read them anyway. This particular Fortune cookie didn’t look any different than the hundreds I have opened before, but I did so more out of curiosity than anything else. There was some Chinese scrimshaw on the back along with the English translation. I turned it over and read. YOU HAVE SO MANY STORIES, YOU SHOULD WRITE A BOOK. So I did, I enjoyed it so much I wrote a bunch more.
It turns out I am a voracious reader, and I love to write. Who would have guessed it.