Raised in Missouri Ozarks. Went to one room school. Expelled from Catholic seminary when a sophomore. Finished public high school working for dairy farmer for dollar a day plus room and board. Also, hauled milk, hay, and cut wood on weekends or when skipped school.
At one time or another was employed as electronics technician, factory lead, quality control foreman, florist, newspaper, retail manager, motel, delivered parts, information engineer, and teacher. US Navy veteran.
Bachelor degree from Wright State and Master’s degree from Miami University. 30 plus hours post-masters, mostly from Ohio State. Most of post high school studies in physical sciences…mostly physics with geology, astronomy, and math.
Married for 41 years with three adult boys and two grandsons.