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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.




Brooklyn Technical High School

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.


US Navy

Great Lakes Naval Training Center
Lowry AFB
Treasure Island Naval Station, Treasure Island, CA
USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36)
Subic Bay, The Philippines
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Hong Kong, BCC
Tokyo, Japan
Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii
Maui, Hawaii
The Big Island, Hawaii
USS Vulcan (AR-5)
Norfolk, Virginia
Halifax, Nova Scotia
USS Holland (AS-32)
Holy Loch, Scotland
Dunoon, Scotland
Gourock, Scotland
Greenock, Scotland
Kilmacolm, Scotland
Largs, Scotland
SIMA San Diego



Washington, DC

The War of 1812, especially the Chesapeake Campaign, and especially:

RAdm Cockburn
HMS Marlborough (1807)
HMS Albion (1802)
Corps of Colonial Marines
Tangier Island
Cdre Joshua Barney
Chesapeake Bay Flotilla
VAdm Alexander Cochrane
HMS Tonnant
MajGen Robert Ross
Battle of Bladensburg
Burning of Washington
William Beanes
Francis Scott Key
Col. John Stuart Skinner
Battle of Baltimore
HMS Minden
HMS Surprise
Star Spangled Banner
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

And, of course, Religion and Politics.

External Links[edit]

My photography: Photoshop Express Flickr

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