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I was born in St. Joseph, Michigan in 1966 but I grew up on a "farm" in Los Lunas, New Mexico. I use the scare quotes because we didn't actually raise much food, we just kept farm animals as pets. Well, we did eat the pigs and the chicken's eggs. I have a BS in Biology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, a well known party school in the Big Ten (where Big Ten refers to the ten biggest mining schools, of which there are actually only two, and they're not that big). I have a PhD in Biochemistry from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and I use that PhD on a daily basis as Director of Biology at Acetylon.

I wrote Radio Freefall when I was working on my postdoctoral fellowship in Denver. I found writing to be a good way to rel
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RADIO FREEFALL, Chapter one (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: This is the first chapter of my novel, RADIO FREEFALL. I have two more chapters up at my web site, plus a lot more sample writing.
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