I am semi retired after spending time as a teacher, USAF officer, and academic advisor and counselor. I have lived in California, Illinois, and now Alaska as well as Australia, Spain and South Korea. I have 4 wonderful children and 5 grandchildren. My wife and I have 13 rescue dogs, most of whom were mushing dogs but who are now retired to a life of Riley. I enjoy writing (novels and screenplays), travel, cooking, astronomy, and music. Besides helping family (get my sons student loans paid off and getting all children debt free) my main goals are to help homeless vets and abandoned and abused animals. from profits made in my business.