I was born and raised in Offenbach/Germany on the third floor of an
apartment building. There used to be a grocery store on the first floor. Both belonged to my grandparents at one time. The building stands right behind the main railway station in
the middle of this industrial city of 120,000 inhabitants. Offenbach is located about five miles east of Frankfurt. I immigrated to the U.S. 1961 with
my first wife, Renate, and a 10-week-old baby, Stephan. I became U.S. citizen in 1966. I got divorced and remarried in 1977. My wife’s name is Carol.
Because I like the excitement and challenge of exploring new places, I pack up periodically and
move to a new city. Here is a list of the cities where I have lived and some links.
Offenbach am Main (birth-1959), Frankfurt (1959-60), Pittsburgh, Pa., (1961-73), Raleigh, NC. (1973-78), Nuernberg (1978-81), Tulsa, OK (1981-89), Northfield, MN (1989-2000), Na Lao, Suphan Buri Province, Thailand (2001), Ft. Collins, CO (2001-02), Chiang Mai, Thailand (2002-04), back to Ft. Collins (2004-2009), Seattle/Lynwood (2009-13), Redmond, WA Trilogy (2013).
While moving from place to place, I made several attempts to finish my education. I started at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (1955 - 56) and continued at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universitšt Frankfurt (1956 - 59). Since that didn't go too well I left Germany and tried my luck in
the U.S.A. It took me a few years until I found enough courage to go back to school. I received my bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971 and my master's degree
in counseling from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1973. I worked full-time during those years to support my growing family and myself.
How I ended up in computing instead of counseling is a long story. If anyone is interested I’ll be
happy to tell it if you e-mail me - after I write it first. Anyhow, I have worked for 25 years in
computing at different organizations, eleven years in industry and fifteen at two liberal arts colleges..