The Author

Here is an interview from May 2020 where I discuss The Perfection of Fish.

I studied psychology at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and systems engineering at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. I hold patents on cyber defense technologies. I authored a chapter in an anthology, wrote a feature article for Computer World, and optioned two original screenplays. 

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I appear to live in my own mind bubble. It distorts everything I see and twists how I write about the world.

Struggling with the problem of separating reality from delusion, I recently followed the trail of a master delusionist–Miguel de Cervantes.

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Here I am on the Calle de Cervantes–the narrow street in Madrid, Spain where the Master once lived and died. The arrow behind my head is either the remnant of a moral compass or a direction for traffic flow.


At Madrid’s Plaza de Espana, I attempted to argue with Sancho Panza and the ass-end of Don Quixote’s horse. The statues were unmoved, but failed to rebut my carefully crafted thesis that there is a gene for delusion affecting all humans.

If you have any insights into the nature of reality, please feel free to contact me. Here’s how: