My Story in Brief
This is the "About" post in my Blog, "Good Stories"
About this Blog
I have decided that I should record at least some of those stories. Some are humorous; some are pointed; some are factually or otherwise interesting; most are just good stories.
About the Author
My earliest memories are of the Great Depression (running a tab at the local grocer for instance). I grew up in Flushing, Queens, went to PS 32, the State Street School, for grades one through eight. Nearly all of the kids in my first grade class were with me all the way through and graduated with me. I went to Bayside High School from 1943 to 1946.
I went to the University of Chicago in October of 1946 and left without graduating in the spring of 1950. I spent a lot of my time involved with the University Theatre, which was not an academic program, which pretty well wrecked my university career. I do not regret any of it. I will tell of my experiences and associations in the theater some day. After three years in New York (one in Yorkville, two plus in Greenwich Village) I went to Mexico for six months and then to San Francisco. In 1970 we moved to Bolinas where I have been ever since.
I had a number of short term jobs in New
York and San Francisco which culminated in a computer programming
position with the U. S. Naval Supply Center, Oakland in 1959. I have
been involved in computing ever since: eight years with the Navy, a
little over a year at Pacific Gas and Electric, University of
California for eight years, the Institute for Software Engineering
for six, Boole and Babbage for twelve and Applied Expert Systems up
to the end of 2006 when I retired a week after my 78th birthday.