I grew up in the small community of South Miami, Florida (population 300; twenty-two miles from downtown Miami). I enjoyed the sparsely settled South Dade area with sunny beaches and camping out along Snapper Creek.
In my early teens, I began my walk in the Christian faith with a commitment that has held fast throughout my life.
I attended public schools in the local area and upon graduating from Ponce de Leon High School in 1949 matriculated at Georgia Tech in the School of Aeronautical Engineering.
The Korean War brought to me a new calling. After two years of college, I qualified for cadet training in the USAF. After earning my wings, I spent three years in the Air Defense Command flying F86Ds out of McGuire AFB in New Jersey. My wife, Moena and two small children left the Air Force with me to return to the University of Miami and complete medical school.
Internship for one year, four years in residency, and a six months fellowship in surgery of the hand completed my post-graduate medical education, followed by almost forty years in private practice as an orthopedic surgeon. Five memorable years in the middle of my medical career were spent in Saudi Arabia while our children labored through college years 1980-85.
It was during those years, traveling around the globe once each year and making many side trips to other countries of interest that Moena and I experienced a wide variety of cultures and religions.
After returning to the States and before retiring, I went on many medical mission trips to The Ukraine, Brazil, and Africa. It was at Kijabe Station, about seventy kilometers north of Nairobi, Kenya, sitting on the edge of the Rift Valley that I experienced the greatest cultural distances between indigenous tribes and modern medicine.
It is my belief that people of all cultures need understanding and acceptance more than they need change.
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The first three years in world affairs in Book Three are history. It is in this book, from the year 2020 onward that he will live out the remaining seven years of the second ten-year span which will bring the world to the Last Seven Years of this present age in 2027. In the background is Marsha Phillips, a former CIA agent who comes to Cape Tribulation to find her destiny with Mohammed.
The Syrian Saber
In the solitude of his mind at the end of Book Two, Mohammed faced two doors which had a certain degree of familiarity. Had he not been there at some previous time? He knew he must choose one through which to enter a walk of life with unknown possibilities. There was no entry handle to the first door.
He did not hesitate, but reached for the door handle to “A New World Order – Time Undetermined."
Bank of Terror
How can one walk away from a culture ingrained with a single objective over hundreds of years and settle in a new land, to be conformed to a way of life that is foreign and intolerant of beliefs that are held dear and sacred? Muslim Afghan refugees come to America as young children and grow up conforming to societal demands until one day, early middle age, they respond to the call to jihad.
A Tree in the Desert
It is not until Book Two, A Tree in the Desert, that Mohammed makes his decision. He walks through the one of his choosing without leaving his present time line, but feeling himself a changed man. His alliance with a Christian and a Jew through several mystical life events and dreams broadens his spiritual horizon and he finds new meaning beyond the bounds of his Muslim faith.
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