I got tired of having a bot follow me around saying that my posts were unsigned because I didn't have a user page. So here's my user page.
I was born on August 16, 1953 in Lutheran Hospital on Junius St. in Brooklyn, New York. For most of my childhood, my parents, Ronald and Ruth, and my younger sister Joan, and I lived in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn. I attended Holy Family School on Flatlands Ave., and Brooklyn Technical High School. During my senior year in high school, my youngest sister, Ellen, was born. I joined the US Navy and served for 9 years. During this time I met my wife, Joyce. I worked in Houston, Texas for a short time, and moved to the Washington, DC area. I worked for a variety of government contractors, supporting the US Navy. During this time, my younger sister, Joan, passed away. Also, during this time, my wife, Joyce, and I were divorced. I started my own computer consulting company in 1986, supporting small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. During this time, my father passed away. Also during this time, I met my wife, Mardee.
Battery Park, probably my most favorite place in the world.
New York City Subway, especially the
- BMT Canarsie Line near where I lived and used to ride to high school. I used to live near the last grade crossing in the New York City Subway System, at the East 105th Street station.
- Great Lakes Naval Training Center
- Lowry AFB
- Treasure Island Naval Station, Treasure Island, CA
- USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36)
- USS Vulcan (AR-5)
- USS Holland (AS-32)
- SIMA San Diego
The War of 1812, especially the Chesapeake Campaign, and especially:
- RAdm Cockburn
- Cdre Joshua Barney
- VAdm Alexander Cochrane
- MajGen Robert Ross
- Battle of Bladensburg
- Burning of Washington
- William Beanes
- Francis Scott Key
- Col. John Stuart Skinner
- Battle of Baltimore
- Star Spangled Banner
- Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
My War of 1812 page: The Road to Washington - British Army Style
My Star Spangled Banner page: The Writing of the Star Spangled Banner
My FAQ page: FAQ on the War of 1812 and the Star Spangled Banner