I was born August 9, 1941 at Laverne, Oklahoma in the clinic of Dr. Hill. I don’t remember his first name. We were never properly introduced because I was born naked. I was not confused but became so as soon as I learned how.
In 1967, I took a $15 “Personal Efficiency” course offered in a Scientology clinic. I found teachings of Dr. Lafayette R. Hubbard, the clearest thinking system analyst of the 20th Century. Scientology is defined as “knowing how to know.” Knowing how to know resolves confusions.
About 1976, the American Mensa Society proctored two standardized intelligence tests (One British and one American). On the American version, I scored above the 99th percentile and joined the American Mensa Society as proof that I qualified.
There was a flap in the year 2000 called Y2K. I had graduate and undergraduate academic credit in nine different colleges and universities and hundreds of hours of credit in private or professional schools but only held a Bachelor of Science (psychology/religion and philosophy) degree. I enrolled in a limited accreditation University, submitted transcripts, passed examinations, submitted a copy of a research project in lieu of dissertation and graduated a Master of Science (psychology) and a Doctor of Philosophy (business administration).
These are “Vanity Degrees,” of no practical use save to impress the grand kids and they are more interested in Disneyland.
At age 70, I was a "has been" and needed a new career. I am now an author and it does not pay much. The picture above is me at age 75.
My present work week is drinking coffee, rum, smoking my pipe, looking out the window, contemplating options, playing with my young daughter and sometimes, I write.