I was born in the bibliographical center of the universe, Columbus, Ohio--where the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) started at Ohio State University, on the second floor, before moving to Kinnear Road and, which then moved out to Dublin. With the 400-plus Class of 1967, I graduated from Whetstone High School, worked on the Legend yearbook staff, and wrote my first book reviews, which were published by the Columbus Metropolitan Library's Book Fare, edited by Lynn Sleeth, Head of the Young Adult department. At Ohio State in the late 1960s, I worked briefly as a research assistant on Professor Edwin S. Hall Jr.'s northern Alaska cultural studies, sorting caribou phalanges. And, I just assumed everybody's university library had an OPAC and campus delivery service. If you visit Columbus, here are some of my favorite local restaurants. In the early 1990s, I inherited a 1966 Austin Healey 3000, Mark 3, Phase 2 sports car from the late Clay Shepherd of IU SLIS and it now resides with a professor at SLO.
Occasionally, I have a personal life which revolves around the following...
I would never have imagined how many places around the world that librarianship has taken me. Based on these experiences, I am especially interested in eco-tourism or sustainable tourism.
In my spare time, I go off-highway for desert flora and fauna in UCR's extension classes in field ecology where I can learn more about desert biology, botany, geology, and natural history. Recently, I inherited my parent's farm, so watch me become a gentleman farmer or a Beverly Hillbilly oil or gas baron!
At present, I am fascinated with some online tests: IQ or IQ (higher than you'd think), the Kuder Preference (yes, librarian was one of my top ones), something pseudo-sciencey called aura imaging, colorgenics, and the Myers-Briggs (I'm an INTJ).
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