about the author
Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, my formative years were influenced by Old World cultural traditions and the annual winter hardships wrought by Lake Erie. Life in Western New York taught me endurance, resourcefulness, patience, and the satisfaction of hard work.
Moving to Texas underscored those cultural and environmental lessons and opened my mind to a myriad of new concepts and experiences -- some more extreme than others -- that collectively helped me to become a better man both professionally and personally. Over the years I have made deep, lasting friendships and ultimately met the woman who is the love of my life for over 20 years now.
Professionally, Texas offered incredible opportunities, allowing me to experience careers in three distinct industries. As an in-house architect I travelled the world. As a strategic planner/futurist in Information Technology for a Fortune 500 company, I was exposed to cutting edge technologies. As an author-writer I have published a wine book, penned research papers for NASA conferences, and contributed articles to a variety of national magazines. Currently I serve as President of a Texas-based creative consortium that serves my design and writing efforts.
My interests span a wide range of subjects too numerous to bore you with, but areas that stand out include cooking, carpentry, design, website design, topics in philosophy, cosmology and space science in general.