I was born and raised in Silicon Valley (back when it was Vacuum Tube Valley), practically "right down the barrel" of the Stanford Linear Accelerator. I have always been a science geek. In 1976, the call of the wild brought me to the wilds of Alaska, only to find myself in even higher tech careers than I had been in before, first as a broadcast engineer, and then as a development engineer at UCLA's Hipas Observatory, just east of Fairbanks. It was at Hipas Observatory in 1987 that the genesis of my Plasma Dreams series, (Plasma Dreams, Steel Stonehenge, and Vengeance is Mine) occurred. It has been my goal to portray scientific research in the most realistic way possible, without it seeming like a doctoral dissertation. I think I was fairly successful at that with Plasma Dreams. I have also been a fairly regular contributor to QST, QEX, and other electronics trade magazines for the past 30 years or so.
Amateur radio (I can still copy Morse code at 45 words a minute), restoring vintage radio equipment, oil painting, playing electric bass, astronomy and physics, songwriting, and most recently, moviemaking.
Free Burma Rangers, Partners Ministries (Thailand), Literacy council of Alaska, Access Alaska.
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