John K Berntson
John K Berntson is an old computer geek who thinks he can write.
To this too-familiar tale, he does bring some extras, however. He has professional background in software, defense, telecommunications, financial markets, fuel distribution, and lodging. Currently residing in the land of his birth, Long Island, New York, he has lived in twelve states.
He has many disparate interests, but chief among these is the freedom movement and the Libertarian Party, where he was once a mover and shaker.
He is married with two adult stepsons, two dogs, a former cat, a feral cat, and a turtle.
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