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__I am a writer and a reader.
__I have lived with my wife through her recurrent cancer, and have shared with her the joy--post cancer--of walking 3,000 miles along the Continental Divide.
__I express myself best in writing, though friends will tell you that I am hard to shut up.
__I have special love of a special place, Montana.
__I have never experienced writer's block.
__I am a chemical engineer (don't groan!). I have worked as an engineering researcher at three national laboratories (NBS [now NIST], Sandia, and Los Alamos), for a major electronics manufacturer (Hewlett-Packard), as the lab directory for the Yellowstone Ecological Research Center, and now as a science writer and facilitator working, most often, on all things Yellowstone.
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Bike Fridays & the France's Loire, at last!


Kate and I have a friends who bought some of the earliest Bike Friday's ever made--back around 1990 if memory serves--one even purchased his from the very first Bike Friday production run! Way back then Kate and I immediately fell in love with the bikes. Thus, when we bought our World Tourists in the spring of 2018, we'd been thinking about joining the Bike Friday family for over 25 years!
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Published on January 19, 2019 11:29
Average rating: 3.91 · 154 ratings · 58 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
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message 2: by Scott

Scott Bischke Hey Sharlene,

Thanks for your very kind comments and review. I am honored that you were willing to take the time to both read and honestly review FISH TANK. And I am of course so pleased you resonated with the book.

I do strongly believe it has a message for our society and could help facilitate discussion on issues of limited natural resources, climate change, and how we make political decision. The big challenge, given that this is a one man show(!) is figuring out how to "get it our there". Any ideas that you have would be hugely appreciated.

Again, Sharlene, my thanks and warm regards, Scott


Sharlene Just needed to say thank you for Fish Tank...I can sum it up in two words...Holy Mackeral!!! Loved it! Thanks again!


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