I was born in Susanville, CA, April 1943. In my early years, my family moved frequently and I was raised in California, Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Idaho, and Montana, just to name a few. I spent six years in the Army and was stationed in Germany in the mid-seventies. I worked mostly as a welder as well as auto mechanic, but in all this time I would find myself caught up in (mentally) creating stories. My hobbies include photography, fishing, hiking, and other outdoor activities; but my favorite pastime is creating stories in my head; tales of other times and places: these tales can take place on the Earth we now know; the Earth we once knew; the Earth as it might be hundreds of years from now and alternate worlds and realities. Within the last few years, I decided to put some of these thoughts onto paper and this book that I presume you to be holding is one of those realities.