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Bob was born during WWII and educated during the rapid changes of the 50's and '60s. His undergraduate training was in science and education. He taught science for three years before resigning his position, sailing to Europe, buying a motorbike, and heading overland for S.E. Asia. After teaching in Melbourne, Australia for a year, he returned to Canada and enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Education, specializing in computer applications to education - at a time when computers themselves were still very new.
After a stint in academia, Bob went into the educational consulting and technology development business. He has been in that field ever since, along with his wife and at one time or another, both of his children. His business focus has been on technical development and writing for e-learning, with primarily electronics, military, aerospace, and healthcare clients.
But Bob's interests extend far beyond science and computers, to history, archaeology, environment, government, and politics. His favorite fiction authors range from Dickens and Twain to Michener, Dan Brown, Jane Auel, Barbara Kingsolver, Kathleen and Michael Gear, and J.K. Rowlings. Non-fiction interests have included Churchill's histories, Heyerdahl's voyages, and most of the "escape" and "spy" books from WWII. These great authors have strongly shaped his own writing style, as well as his world view.