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I'm an 87-year-old beachcombing bum more Ancient than Mariner, although I live by the sea.


I've been married to Jean, mother of our six kids, (three of whom are bloggers) since 1942. I'm a graduate of Williams College, class of 1939. She has a PH.D in English.

I was Adjutant of the 583rd Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion in World War II, serving in New Guinea and Leyte. My younger brother Alan died in an aircraft carrier training accident.

I am extremely opposed to old people sending young people to war.

My main work was in real estate and mortage banking, followed by a couple of decades doing battle against racial discrimination in housing in the Chicago metropolitan area.

I still dream of being the third baseman for the Chicago White Sox, but by now the pitcher would have to relay my throw to first base.


baseball(including fantasy), bridge, fishing, double crosstics, the environment, the Iraq war(negative), Carl Hiaasen