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Robert Laird

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Robert Laird has been SCUBA diving since 1976, is a dive master, worked as a boat dive master on the Fling/ Spree to the Flower Gardens, and has been cave diving since 1994. Trained in Florida in both cave diving and Trimix diving, he has participated in a variety of exploration projects in Missouri, Arkansas, and connected cenotes on Cozumel and the Bahamas, and is an early explorer of Goodenough Springs in West Texas. In 1999, along with Henry Nicholson, Mr. Laird co-founded the IUCRR (International Underwater Cave Rescue/ Recovery), a worldwide, not-for-profit educational and public service organization. He also has a passion for experimental aviation, including fixed-wing, trikes and gyroplanes. Robert is also an author, having written ...more

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Robert Laird Generally, I spend a few years thinking about what I've got, and wonder where the rest will come from, and then when it finally resolves itself, then…moreGenerally, I spend a few years thinking about what I've got, and wonder where the rest will come from, and then when it finally resolves itself, then I continue writing the story. In the meantime, I start other stories that aren't "blocked."(less)
Robert Laird The cave diving portion of the story comes naturally, since I have been cave diving since 1994. We also, on occasion, have spent time walking through…moreThe cave diving portion of the story comes naturally, since I have been cave diving since 1994. We also, on occasion, have spent time walking through the woods looking for old sinkholes. The idea that one of these sinkholes used to be open, and finding one that might be currently unknown, is kind of a dream-come-true to a cave diver. So, imagining I was on a dive and found a previously unknown tunnel that lead to a previously unknown sinkhole was quite an exciting idea. What if, I thought, I came up through the sinkhole, and wasn't _where_ I thought I would be at all? Or.... _when_ I thought it would be.(less)
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Just to set some groundwork, I've never read a biography of Napoleon before. And like most people, I knew very little about him other than remembering a few key things. But I had heard a few really good things about this particular biography, particu ...more
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