J.D. is a former high school, adult ed. and college adjunct history instructor. He has published articles and letters in two major newspapers and magazines and won a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. J.D. received a BA from the University of Maryland, an MEd from the University of Virginia and an MA from Georgetown University. J.D. is a veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division and a former court-appointed humane investigator. He lives alone in Alexandria, Virginia.