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About Me

I served in the Marines and U.S. Navy, a total of 22 1/2 years. I finished up for my bachelor's degree in engineering and math while in the Navy, and completed three years of night law school at my last shore-duty station before retiring. I got my JD (juris doctorate) about six months after I retired and passed the California Bar Exam the first time I took it. I spent 27 years practicing law, mostly defending civil law suits.


Walking, reading, research on subjects that interest me

Favorite Music

NIkki Yanofsky - This little girl from Canada (now 17) has more talent than all of the "American Idol" winners combined. Of course I'm partial to jazz and loved Ella Fitzgerald.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?... (Djsut 12 yrs. old in this one)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?... (2008, I think she's 15 in this one)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?... (Take The "A"Train)

Favorite TV Shows

The Good Wife - most accurate court room trial scenes I've seen.
"Castle" - two very appealing lead actors, with (usually) good stories and scripts

Favorite Books

PIllars of the Earth (Ken Follett), Winds of War, War and Remembrance (Herman Wouk)

Favorite Quotes

“A nation trying to spend itself out of poverty is like standing in a bucket and trying to lift yourself up by the handle.” Winston Churchill
“If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain.” Winston Churchill

Favorite Heroes

Winston Churchill, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson


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