I am an online science instructor for Saint Leo University in Florida. I teach a class called Evaluating Global Warming.
I live in, and love Alaska thanks first to my roommate, Larry Hoare, who I met at St. John’s University in Minnesota in 1967. Larry decorated our room with pictures and things from Alaska and soon I was hooked. Then, second, when I went to Alaska 1969 and met my wife, Virginia, at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, she encouraged me to finish my degree in physics there.
I earned my bachelor of science degree in physics from the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. I worked as a student assistant at the University’s Poker Flats rocket range while I was an undergraduate. I helped launch many scientific explorations on top of rockets into the ionosphere to study the aurora borealis. I went on to study experimental plasma physics and wrote a thesis and published two papers IEEE paper and Physics of Fluids paper about my experiments which earned me a masters degree from the University of South Florida. I returned to Alaska to raise my family and to spend the rest of my days enjoying the beautiful arctic and subarctic climate and nature of Alaska.
The old pictures are from the Alaska Digital Archives , a free public collection of so many wonderful pictures of the history of Alaska. They each have a fascinating story to tell, and I do my best to describe them along the way.