The author left Ohio's Kent State University in 1942 to enlist in the Army. His training led him to serving most of World War II as an aircraft re-fueling and intelligence officer on islands in the Pacific. Returning home, he settled into the newspaper profession as managing editor of several Ohio newspapers and became a national award-winning writer of editorials, columns and feature stories. A decade later he changed careers becoming a Chamber of Commerce economic development specialist for 27 years in Ohio, Iowa and Florida where he retired in 1987. He has written numerous articles and six books on a variety of human experiences, politics, and business subjects.