About Me

That's me, on the left, playing my drums. The original photo was in color but, in keeping with the theme of the website, it's now black and white. The color picture below is me from 1980, when I had hair (haha).

So, what do I do? Well, I am a retired chiropractor and previously an engineer. I also do biochemical and DNA analysis, hence the slight hint of those topics in the Eddie, The Mechanic series and again in Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judge.

I also enjoy swimming, well, at least to the extent that swimming can be defined as floating around in a swimming pool in the heat of Summer. I used to springboard dive, explaining how that sport appears in Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged. But, track and bicycling have always been my sports, hence its strong presence in the Eddie, The Mechanic series.

Photography is also one of my interests, which also shows up often in the storylines of my books. Many years ago, I sold all of my film photography equipment to buy an x-ray machine. Years later, I bought a Nikon DF, which is somewhat reminiscent of my old Nikormat, Nikon FE, and Nikon F1.

And ... For fun, I write books.


About Eddie, The Mechanic

Set in the 1970s, the Eddie, The Mechanic series follows the lives of six super track athletes through their high school and college careers. On the track, Eddie Bogenskaya and his five friends are unstoppable. Off the track, the guys win at anything they attempt.

Life for Eddie and his friends is not exactly an easy path. Faced with constant strife for unknown reasons, Eddie and the track team have multiple run ins with the high school principal, Mr. Crum. Mr. Frazier, the track coach, and Mr. Zunde, the athletic director, are at a loss to understand why Mr. Crum is so antagonistic toward athletes. Also making life interesting for Eddie and his friends is another student, Charles Black, known as Chuckie. Attempting every angle he can, Chuckie attempts to bully Eddie but never winning any encounter. And, Jimmy O’Brien, the class dunce that is analogous to gum stuck to your shoe, tries out for the track team every year, causing a huge problem for Mr. Frazier.

Eddie, however, has a secret. Sharing his secret with his girlfriend, Katarina Karakova, and his best friend, Mark Svoboda, and Mark’s girlfriend, Paula Giovani, Eddie reveals how he found a way to go to the future. Using their time traveling ability to an advantage, Eddie and his friends find esoteric ways to change the future.

As if the constant friction wasn’t enough during his high school years, Eddie and his buddies encounter the same aggressive behavior involving the administration at the University where they all received a full track scholarship. Reminiscent of Mr. Crum, Addison Grimsby, the dean of students, aggressively interferes with matters of the track team. Making matters worse for the University’s track team, other teams in the division begin spying on the University’s training sessions, but not purely for reasons of discovering their training secrets.

During Eddie’s latter college years, the reason for Mr. Crum’s and Dean Grimsby’s aggression become perfectly clear. Unraveling the mystery behind the interference with sports since his high school years, Eddie and his buddies now have a new adversary. Mayor Bradford Jamieson, who has his own locker full of secrets, steps in and attempts to indirectly interfere with the University’s athletic department. Quickly realizing that nothing is as simple as it seems, Eddie plans to take down Mayor Jamieson, uncovering many roadblocks and interesting twists along the way.

Once the dust finally begins to settle, the University’s track team faces another huge obstacle. Purely because of the University track team’s superior performance, the eleven other track teams in the University’s division want the University’s track team removed from the division. Addressing that issue, Provost Athena Leighton has her work cut out for her setting the other colleges and universities straight. Running track herself during her high school and college years, Provost Leighton is 100 percent behind the track coaches and the team.

Fast forward to the ten-year high school reunion. The party not only brings a reunion of friends but a reunion of adversaries as well. Chuckie is more notorious than ever, causing serious problems for Eddie and his friends. Jimmy O’Brien returns and is more bold than ever. Mr. Crum makes an unexpected entrance, pulling quite the unexpected stunt in front of the high school class. But, in the end, good triumphs over evil, and everyone gets their just due.

I sincerely hope you enjoy the Eddie, The Mechanic series.


About Squeaky Chain Girl

They say freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose. So goes the song, anyway. That’s a really hard sell to anyone who hears the final bell of the school year ring, especially the seniors. It’s even a harder sell to someone who just got released from prison. To a few, in contrast with many others, freedom is one of the hardest and most painful experiences they can ever go through.

They also say YOLO stands for You Only Live Once. To some people whose hearts have been deeply touched by another, YOLO more appropriately stands for You Only Love Once. Those who only love once have left part of their heart with the one they are deeply in love with. When the person they love has left, part of them stays with the one whom they love forever.

Falling deeply in love during Summer break, John Becker and Karen Chandler share the most wonderful Summer together. With the clock ticking down until John has to go away to college, Karen and John spend their days together at the beach, the county pool, with their friends, and taking the long way home whenever they can, At the end of the Summer, John heads off to college. While John is away, Karen, still in high school, counts down the days until he returns for Christmas break.

When John returns over Christmas break, Karen and John enjoy every minute of their precious month together. Heading to the beach, ice rink, and spending time with their friends, the clock is again ticking, counting down the days until John must return to college for the Spring semester.

When John returns for the Summer, the plot takes an unexpected twist in several directions. Deciding not to return to college for his sophomore year, John's life is turned upside down in more ways than he ever expected. John's father, Frank Becker the Third, is not at all happy with John's decision to drop out of college. John and Karen are faced with many difficulties, realizing that their love for each other is far greater than they've ever imagined.

If I say anything else, I'll totally spoil the plot and ending.

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