Physicist, Oceanographer, Aerospace Technologist, Rancher, Land Developer and Lecturer
Education and Training
My education began in the US government school system operated on the Panama Canal. I was enrolled at the age of four in Balboa kindergarten in Balboa, Canal Zone. At the time we were living in the Republic of Panama in a home on the oceanfront in San Francisco de la Caleta , which was a small community on the outskirts of Panama City. My granddad had retired from the Panama Canal and had built two houses on a large lot right on the oceanfront. One was for he and my grandmother, the other for my mom and dad and myself, a newborn at the time. That was the year 1935. At the time my dad was working for a radio telegraph company in Panama City, Tropical Radio, which handled all the voice and teletype communications back and forth between the Panama Canal and the United States, and all other private or corporate use of these kinds of facilities for communicating all over the world. My dad had been a Radioman in the U.S. Navy early on in his service, and was hired by this company while he was waiting for employment on the Panama Canal. It was also a critical time in the history of the world since all the signs of a major war were beginning to show in Europe.