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I'm a mild-mannered sci-fi nerd with a propensity to play military wargames with miniatures, play with trains, and occasionally build plastic models. I am a technical writer by trade, and have in the past been an elementary school teacher, a co-founder and owner of a transportation design company, and worked in various jobs in aircraft manufacturing and computer operations. I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) in the country of Portugal. I am a military history nut, Disney nut, animation nut, and science fiction nut, yet for some reason I am not very fond of almonds. I am a proud member of the NRA and have a political opinion on almost everything except knitting, cooking, and scrapbooking. Chocolate is my Kryptonite (Was that supposed to be secret?).

Besides working, I spend a good bit of time at my second job, which is as the assistant director of the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center, an educational institution that teaches space education using spaceship simulators for 5th grade and up students. I am a flight director as well, which means I direct, control and perform the simulations with other volunteers as my assistants. We are the "man behind the curtain" that makes the universe of the simulations come to life. I've been with the Space Center now for 18 years. You can find more at www.spacecamputah.org .

I have a blog called SpaceRubble at www.spacerubble.blogspot .com . It covers my activities and interests in space exploration and science fiction.