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I am a retired Professional Mechanical Engineer. My wife, Mary, is a retired Educator. We share a taste for adventure and travel.
After exciting and enjoyable careers, we retired to a 100-acre tree farm in Western Maine to be near some of our grand kids as they grew up.
Our home in Sumner (population ~900) is in the foothills of the White Mountains.
Even before we met Maat, the little goddess of doing what is right, we tried to live by the principals she embodies. For our entire 58-year marriage, we have been active in Church work; Mary mostly as a musician and teacher, me mostly as teacher and lay preacher in children's church.
Mary was born in Southern Mississippi. I was born in the Pennyrile section of Kentucky. The twists and turns that brought us together in a small agricultural High School in Perkinston, Mississippi shows that He Who Is In Charge has a sense of humor - and plans we cannot always understand.
Mary and I both write freelance for the Lewiston Sun Journal. I take an active role in local politics and for six years served three small town as Emergency Management Director.
We have been blessed with two children, eight grand children and three great-grand children.
I encourage you to delve a little deeper into ancient Egypt. Your library has lots of beautiful books. "Reading Egyptian Art: A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Egyptian Painting and Sculpture," by Richard H. Wilkinson, is the easiest way to gain an appreciation for how symbolism and words are incorporated into typical Egyptian art.
on Feb. 11, 2013 :
Wow! What a great book! It has an inviting plot that moves along at a nice clip. Often I become bored with descriptions of the scenery that do not move the story. Mr. Standard was able to share his great knowledge of Egypt and it's history without interrupting the story. This was a really good adventure story. Can't wait for this author to grace us with another!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)