I have no idea who that guy is in the upper left picture, giving me a hug, but he smells like a fish.
(Of course, I think everything smells like a fish.)
Oh, just remembered. He’s
Huh. There was supposed to be a drum roll in there. Or fireworks. Oh, well.
I’m on Twitter & Facebook. Links at the right. Or you could contact me via email, but the link on the right may be wonky. Right click it to copy my email address, then left click the link to bring up email of your choice, but it doesn’t automatically fill in the email address for me on my computer so have to paste the address. Works fine from my phone. Hopefully it’ll work for you without the copy/paste nonsense. Sorry ’bout that!
Other than that . . . OK, I admit it. This is a place for ego-dumping. What, you think I’m actually famous? I am in fact so non-famous, I’m a world-class unknown. People as far away as Balikpapan have never heard of me.
Outside the fiction arena:
Oversaw chemical and radiological cleanup for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (a.k.a. Naval Reactors or “NR”)
– edited several thousand pages of environmental remediation documents for submission to the EPA, states, and general public
– oversaw radiological closure of Mare Island and Charleston Naval Shipyards, on time and within budget. When announced this to the public Restoration Advisory Board, they clapped. How often does the public applaud the Government?
– oversaw CERCLA (a.k.a. “Superfund”) cleanup at our prototype site in Idaho (land-based ship engine rooms for training sailors and officers). When completed, the state and EPA reps told us we were “the poster child for CERCLA remediation.”
– oversaw chemical and radiological closure (complete removal to green grass) of another prototype site, near Windsor CT. In a ceremony with the head of the EPA region, the head of NNSA, and the head of the state environmental office, the local mayor said we were “likely the cleanest spot in the state.”
– upon retiring, was awarded:
– the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) silver medal
– the Navy’s Superior Public Service Medal
– what we insiders jokingly refer to as “the vaunted NR plaque”
(Aren’t you glad I didn’t stick this on the home page and make you see it every time you visited?)
(Don’t you think I overuse parentheses?) (And don’t feel a lick of remorse?)