I was born in Los Angeles, California and have lived in Southern California most of my life. My roots on my mother's side are Scottish/Irish/English and on my fathers side are English/German/Bohemian. I was raised all over the place and settled in San Diego where I went to college. I have a PhD in Marine Geology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and worked there as a Research Scientist in marine hydrogeology through to my retirement.
Over the years I have indulged myself in many pursuits. I flew hang gliders for nearly 30 years, competing in local, national, and international competitions and setting a few local records. I've also climbed some pretty tall mountains, been to some pretty deep parts of the ocean in a variety of submarines (Alvin, Nautile, etc.), and worked and played in Antarctica, Alaska, Japan, Turkey, and a bunch of other places.
I currently live in Encinitas, on the coast just north of San Diego, with my wife and two children, in a house I designed and spend an inordinate amount of time maintaining and improving.
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