Bob E. Sherman was born and raised on the Jersey Shore. Although he didn't know it at the time, his family was poor. He enrolled at MIT (Milwaukee) to be a diesel mechanic then transferred to The U (Miami) to study marine biology before getting his degree in accounting. He has lived in Florida the past 40 years where he has never missed the four seasons. He is or was a CPA, CMA, factory trained Evinrude mechanic, yacht salesman, licensed USCG captain, condo treasurer, yacht club Commodore and President of a cemetery. His opinions are as unique as his talent for signaling. His cloumn "Dead Reckoning" appears monthly in the Waterfront Times.