I was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey. When I graduated from college, with a degree in Geology, I left – for a while. I worked on oil wells from California to the North Slope of Alaska, from the Gulf of Mexico to the first test well that was drilled in Georges Bank, off the coast of Massachusetts. Then I came back to New Jersey and spent a few years working at the Division of Fish, Game and Shellfisheries.
I left again for Connecticut to work for the phone company, just in time for Ma Bell to break up. I came back to New Jersey with AT&T and eventually found my way to Bell Labs.
I left Bell Labs to be a stay-at-home dad. As my kids grew older I was able to spend some time volunteering at a nearby riding center for people with special needs -- that's one of my coworkers in the photo with me.
Now that my kids are away at college I’m making the transition to “merely unemployed.” Or maybe I'll become a writer. We’ll see.
Thanks for stopping by!
Jonathan Antony Strickland
on June 27, 2013 :
Having just read the brilliant "star creature" I thought I'd give this other freebie a quick read. This story is a futaristic childrens story (so I'm not the audience it was aimed at) of a young princess getting lost in her fathers royal garden.
Hard one for me to sum up, probably a bit like a modern Hans Christian Anderson tale. So it was O.K, though I personally would have preferred a little danger in the story (making it more like a brothers Grimm). But like I said before this is not meant for adult readers and smaller eyes and ears who read and listen to this may well enjoy it much more.
(review of free book)