Author in American English, Skilled in Design and Marketing
I was born curious: fascinated with the world's wonders and people. My parents and some exceptional teachers fostered active engagement in science, mechanics, and the arts. Even as a child, I read books continually. Early interests led through both non-fiction and fiction and especially biographies of accomplished historical figures. Reading and radio shaped my young mind before television dominated our media.
Legendary men became unconscious role models -- from Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, to Nikola Tesla; inventors like Edison and Turing; and early rocket scientists like Von Braun. Several authors, including Faulkner and Hemingway, joined my list as I explored American Literature. One day, I realized something less obvious than it may seem: though I don't aspire to greatness, emulating figures I admire feeds my soul. It rewards me with a deep satisfaction. Renaissance men are my greatest heroes.
After university, I enjoyed a career in mechanical and industrial design and eventually became an author. I've left a trail of inventions, including books, behind me. I continue on a productive, creative path. Such diversity is rare in this age of deep specialization when colleges generate so many super-technicians, who become narrowly niched into valuable skills. My interest in both mechanical design and creative writing is a product of liberal education and broad experience acquired as the years passed.
I see apparently different kinds of creation as compatible and similar. Invention is Nature living its life through me via creative energy that's expressed in different focuses. I may design a boat or piece of specialty furniture in morning; write about how to make them in the afternoon; and take breaks with romps through adventure stories, book chapters, or memoir pieces. All the while, I listen to music from an elegant audio system, carefully configured for high value: extreme musical performance at affordable cost.
I have filled many roles in addition to writer and design engineer: surrogate father, coastal mariner, sport fisherman, soldier, meditator, husband and lover, expatriate adventurer, writer, strategic consultant, bohemian scholar, entrepreneur, true friend to both men and women, and live-off-the-land outdoorsman.
Curious, I came into this world. I'll continue to seek new experiences and create value until moving onward to whatever lies ahead. Life is opportunity, unchained: to learn, to evolve, to create and to express who we are, as we become all we were born to be. I hope to leave this world with my boots on, walking in a forest or cruising calm seas. Or with a warm computer absorbing my thoughts as I work.
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