I have written professionally for publication for 35 years. I have worked variously as a hardrock miner, roughneck, doodlebug (oil prospector), blaster, and security guard. I have expertise in the earth sciences, world literature, paleoanthropology, archaeology, and 19th Century American history. I continue to work as an editor and journalist for print media. I remain a staunch advocate for physical culture (bodybuilding). I collect minerals, fossils, and antique glass. As a veteran of the United States Army (combat engineer), I have keen insight into veterans affairs. I have won numerous awards for feature writing and enjoy being a published poet for 30 years. My lifelong intellectual and occupational diversity enlivens my writing and furthers content credibility demanded of a critical readership.