I have several passions in my life that feed and balance each other. I am passionate about writing. I have been a writer and poet since grade school and I suspect they will discover blood on the page and ink in my veins when I die. My other passion is science and technology. I have been a passionate naturalist and scientist also since grade school and I have held positions as a scientist and a systems engineer and a variety of other geeky titles throughout my life. I also love to teach people about my passions and help them explore the wonders of the natural world, technology and the written word.