I was born in 1939, the son of a pharmacist whose dad had a drug store in Orlando, the fountain of which later became famous among the school children, even from a couple of miles away. My father was interested in astronomy. My mother's father, a lawyer in Alabama, was also fascinated by astronomy and worked calculus problems for fun; he also played piano and violin. My parents insisted I take piano lessons for eleven year. Thus began a multigenerational involvement with music, with my children's playing French horn, piano and violin, plus my grandchildren's playing clarinet, drums, and piano (one of them exceptionally well).
My first wife was my high school sweetheart. She was unique in her Christian faith and exceptionally loving and caring. She worked her way through college and became a teacher.
Love for the outdoors led my wife and I to move to Alaska in 1969, with three children. There I established a solo family medical practice. I did family medicine with obstetrics. Over the years, it evolved into the practice of adult medicine and geriatrics, with some nursing home work and endeavors pertaining to alcoholism. We added two more children. These B four sons and a daughter -- have produced twelve grandchildren B eight girls and four boys. My oldest grandchild has two children, a boy and a girl; she has been teaching third and fourth grade for ten years.
My daughter became a pediatric and, later, a gynecological office nurse; my sons have exercised their college educations in diverse fields, quite successfully.
In Alaska, we lived the frontier life of hunting for meat, gathering berries, and gardening. Fishing and landing my airplane beside the house were other aspects of our lifestyle
I began to write while we were in Alaska and continued in earnest after we moved back to Florida in 1991. My wife died in 2004. I gradually realized that the thought of Socrates/Plato, along with theoretical physics, melded something like seamlessly with the Old Testament and the Gospel, as do other disciplines of humankind. I have produced nearly five books in all, only one of which is finished.
In 2005, I married another wonderful lady, a widow with a small family which has melded beautifully with mine. She helps me with my books. My Alaska son is building us a "parents' cabin" on his property.