2.) I was an only child, but had 55 first cousins by the time I was in High school.
3.) I was speaking in complete sentences by the time I was one year old.
4.) I have vivid memories that have been verified, back to the age of nine months, and even earlier.
3.) I solved puzzles that stumped most adults, spoke two languages and a little of a third, had written a book of poetry, and could multiply two and three digit numbers in my head by the time I was nine. My maternal grandmother said I was too smart to live!
4.) I find chess boring.
5.) My parents moved to Phoenix when I was a ninth grader. I didn't like the large classes at North Phoenix High, so after the first day, when my dad dropped me off at the front of the campus, I just walked through the campus, and out the back and found an archeological dig where I spent the day every day. I got away with this for half a semester! We moved back to Missouri when I was 14 and discovered Einstein's theory of relativity.
7.) I have a large collection of American Indian relics.
8.) I love swimming, camping, hiking, spelunking, and just being alone in the wilderness.
9.) I quizzed out of freshman math and English in college and took creative writing classes.
10.) My college roommate and I dropped out in our Junior year and hitch-hiked to Los Angeles where I met several movie stars including Jayne Mansfield, Bob Hope, Charles Bronson, Jack Kramer, Producer-Director Alfred Hitchcock, writers and artists including Henry Miller, Eric Nord, Shell Silverstein, Jason Pollack, Jon Raymond, and other famous and semi-famous people.
11.) I worked as an actuarial mathematician, writing programs for the Univac computer in Los Angeles in 1960.
12.) I have lived and worked in 12 states, two foreign countries and the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and visited all but three or four states and seven foreign countries.
13.) I was a charter member of a US Government Systems Analysis Group where I worked with some of the nation's brightest mathematicians from Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Stanford, including Nicholas Matalas, David Moody, and David Dawdy, modeling complex environmental systems.
14.) I knew and worked with Benoit Mandelbrot, the inventor of fractals.
15.) I have studied all of the major religions, and I have studied and practiced several forms of consciousness expansion since 1959.
16.) I play the guitar and harmonica moderately well.
17.) I read poetry and played guitar in coffee houses in Venice and Topanga, Canyon California at the end of the Beatnick Era, and the beginning of the Hippie Era.
18.) I have had several near-death experiences and at least three out-of -the -body experiences.
19.) I was environmental engineer and hydrologist on the MX-Missile Prototype Project at Vandenberg AFB, and Project Engineer for the US Army Base Closure at the Presidio in San Francisco.
20.) I was Caravan Priest-Physician on the documentary film "The Gift" on the
Frankincense Trail in Egypt and Jordan in 2010.
21.) I climbed and camped on Jebel Rhadwah in Saudi Arabia in 1981, only to learn later that it was one of the two Holy Mountains where Mohammed went to pra, y, As a non-Muslim, I could have been beheaded if I had been caught there.
22.) I discovered and helped preserve a pre-Mohammed village in Wadi Al-Farrah in the Hejazzi Region of Saudi Arabia.
23.) I became a member of the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (ISPE) in 2008, where I met Dr. Vernon Neppe, MD, PhD, world renowned neuroscientist. with whom I am doing extended research. I've been invited and featured speaker at two international conferences, and numerous conferences in seven US states.
25.) I am in excellent health and take no prescription or over-the-counter medicines, - not even Aspirin, and I’ll be 80 years young my next birthday.