The author is a retired architect, married fifty-six years, and now, with his wife Mary, is enjoying their three children and seven grandchildren. He enjoys many activities, including travel, friends and the fun of sharing his numerous interests. During his professional years, following Naval service and his professional studies, his practice embraced a broad range of major public and private construction projects. His work included the project management of a major hotel at Disney World. For twelve years he was an Associate Professor at Syracuse University and for several years during the 70 s energy crunch worked with the staff of the N.Y. State Education Department as a Senior Architect.