David V. Barth served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1966, was assigned to a nuclear ballistic missile submarine christened by First Lady Jackie Kennedy, made seven patrols during the Cold War, and was on patrols during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The computer training and experience in the Navy prepared him for a career as a mainframe computer programmer/analyst (1967 - 2007). He earned a B.S. degree in aviation management/computer science with highest honors from the Metropolitan State University of Denver (1977), a M.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado (1982), and a Ph.D. in Computer Management Science from Kennedy-Western University (1995). He earned a pilot’s license and became a flight instructor, teaching part-time (1976 - 2004). He was employed in information technology departments of several Denver banks and worked as a consultant for Perot Systems, Accenture, and Computer Sciences Corporation. He was Assistant Director of the Forney Museum of Transportation in Denver, Colorado (2009 – 2011) where he developed web pages of automobile museum collections at barthworks.com. Since 1961 he has written short stories, both fiction and non-fiction, and is a speaker. He has traveled extensively while pursuing his interests in photography and writing.
This is a fiction story that follows a fighter pilot from flight training to assignment to a squadron on a carrier to becoming a seasoned pilot who flies CAP and other missions. On one mission, he must protect the carrier task force from an intruder flying supersonic toward it at night during a typhoon because all Aegis systems are blinded and the carrier can't launch aircraft.
This is a fiction story about a possible future of the United States. Overspending and over-borrowing put the U.S. in great debt to China. In 2030, China called the loan, to be paid back in gold. China knew there wasn't enough gold in the world to cover the $40 trillion debt that had piled up over the years. China gave the U.S. "an offer it couldn't refuse."
This essay is about flying to flight service stations (FSS) when they were spread across the nation at small, country airports, until the 1990s when they were combined into several large flight service centers.
This is a short essay about a futuristic unmanned submarine vehicle (USV), similar to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that have been flying for years. While unmanned aircraft cover the area above the surface of the earth, in this story, unmanned submarines cover the area below the surface of the oceans.
This is a short, erotic story, set in the southern U.S., about two people who decide to try to stay all night in a museum and not get caught. All characters in this story are fictitious and are more than eighteen years of age. Any similarity to persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
It was a warm night on 27 May 1981, as I sat on the patio contemplating how I might, somehow, wrangle a chance to fly a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. I conjured up this fiction story in which a fellow pilot and I were the last pilots in the world who were available to fly 747s.
This is a short, erotic story about a girl, Candace, who managed the gift shop in a museum somewhere in the South. The Museum had a rare Brewster car that was Candace's favorite. The story chronicles her enticement of a museum volunteer into having great sex with her.
This fiction story is a tongue-in-cheek account of me defrauding a bank, putting a fortune into Swiss bank accounts, and visiting my parents. When they find out I have stolen money, they try to stop me. I jump into my expensive sports car and leave in a hail of bullets.
This is a very short fiction children's story about a poor little orphan girl who befriends a lost puppy. She and the puppy are very hungry and cold. She finds some food, gives it to the puppy, and gets only a few crumbs for herself.
This is a fiction story of how the world’s largest computer company succeeded in the computer mainframe industry while other, smaller companies perished. It is a dry, technical treatise and is not recommended reading for the average word consumer.
This is a very short story about a girl who has a 150-year old candy jar on her desk that is a family heirloom. After she leaves work on Friday, another girl accidentally breaks it and tries to replace it.
This is a very short fictional story about a girl who loves a boy, but her parents forbid her to see him. She sneaks out to visit him, but he goes to her house to see her. He hurries back to find a horrible sight. In the end, they are reunited.