As teachers' comments on my early report cards reflect, I've always been
a daydreamer soaring through space.
Over the years, while I quietly contemplated
what might dwell beyond
the bounds of Earth, a love of science fiction and astral discoveries grew
like the expanding universe, and I knew one day all my notes and musings
would form the foundation for
an exciting, entertaining, and provocative
I was born in northern Ohio (long ago),
but grew up in Miami, Florida, and now live on the "Space Coast" near Cape Canaveral, where shuttle launches visible from
my front yard set the stage for Alpha Rising.
When not contemplating space, involved in humanitarian activities,
or writing, I love spending time learning from children and caring for animals. Other interests include nature, cooking, artistic
pursuits and frivolous fun, and in my wildest dream I'd have a chance to go to Space Camp to experiment with zero gravity.
My hope for the future is that many medical conditions will be successfully treated and cured in space station laboratories.
have one grown son and one grandchild, and a strong faith that carries over in witness to God's miracles. At one point in
my life I was given two weeks to live during treatment of a softball-sized cancerous tumor on my pericardium (the protective
sac around the heart).
I consider that difficult year a gift.