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I'm on my fifth career (or is it my sixth?).
I am one of the last children born in Boston's old West End before they tore it down in the early 1950s to build the Charles River Apartments complex.
I grew up in Milton, just over the Neponset River from Boston and went to the Milton Public Schools. I also attended the Hebrew Teachers College in Brookline. My mother wanted me to become a rabbi. I had other plans.
I graduated Syracuse University with honors and a major in Zoology. Because my draft lottery number for the Vietnam War was 61, I volunteered for the Air Force and completed AFROTC while in graduate school. In graduate school, at Syracuse, I was working on a doctorate in biophysics. Never finished.
Lived in Israel with my wife Ruth in the mid-1970s, on a kibbutz near the Lebanese Border. Our daughter Keren was born at the Nahariya Military Hospital.
Upon our return to the States in 1977, I changed careers and became a telecommunications engineer. I worked various corpororate jobs and finally with some friends established the first of two telecom consultancies, FMS Telecommunications. At the same time, I taught Telecommunications Technology at Northeastern University's State-of-the-Art Engineering Program.
I retired from telecom in the mid-2000s. Grew bored sitting home, took the teacher certification tetst in science and I now teach biology, chemistry and physics at a high school in suburban Boston.
I had always wanted to write. I originally went to Syracuse with the intention of majoring in literature and creative writing. Not liking the program I switched to science.
The 64-Bit Waltz is my first novel.