I am a U. S. citizen living in Atlanta, Georgia, having grown up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I served in the Electronic Security Command of the U. S. Air Force before receiving a B.S. degree in business/economics and an M.Ed. in educational psychology, both at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. I then completed a Ph.D. in clinical (and research) psychology at Emory University, Atlanta; I served as CEO of mental health facilities for nine years, then for 35 years as a governance (board of directors) theorist, author, and consultant. On two occasions I testified to committees of the U. S. Congress. I have two daughters and three granddaughters. An ardent international traveler, I have been in over 70 countries for business and pleasure. My reading, other than novels, tends to be in history, philosophy, government, and light science.
My philosophical identity is secular humanist, in complete awe of the universe including my fellows and myself. In furtherance of that identity, I am a life member in the Freedom from Religion Foundation, American Atheists, the National Center for Science Education, and the national Libertarian Party (despite estrangement over the past few years). I hold regular memberships in Sigma Xi (an honorary scientific research organization), American Humanist Association, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the Atlanta Freethought Society, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Center for Inquiry.
I have been married two decades to my best friend, Miriam, American but formerly of the United Kingdom and Canada.