The back story:
Once upon a time, punch cards and wide tape ruled the computer world and computers as big as a house did all the work… with less memory than we now have in our cell phones. In those days an insurance company reached out into the street and snagged anyone with a “trained mind.” With degrees in chemistry and biology I was snagged and put to work talking to those computers through punch card programs.
For ten years I worked in IT, going from the Univac-3 and U-1050 to the IBM 370 and its cousins. Early on I moved from assembler language programs into system analysis and design, and eventually had my own consulting firm. I worked with schools, churches, software companies, small manufacturers, banks and insurance companies during that time.
During high school I had worked in my father’s dental office. I did everything from booking to billing and ordering supplies. On Saturdays I did chairside assisting for him. But I always wanted to become a medical doctor.
Growing up I watched my grandfather combine herbs, homeopathy and allopathic medicine with wide reading in world wide ways of treating folks to improve health.
Finally I went to medical school and practiced medicine for 30 years. As a private practitioner, as chief of department and as a medical director I continued to develop systems for getting things done. I wrote many white papers while practicing medicine. I started writing web sites in 1997 and continued to do so on the side. Upon retirement I started to freelance, happily back on the web.
Along the way I’ve had the opportunity to teach at all levels, grade school through postdoctoral. Thus I have experience in synthesizing masses of materials. I can pull out the relevant points, and communicate about it in a clear and engaging manner to a non-specialist audience.
Experience, passion, knowledge and training combine to help me bring you a product that interests, informs and moves toward action.