US Gov't brat, etc. Spent a lot of time overseas, tend to use a lot of MilSpeak, etc. Not a prolific author -- I don't have the time or the creative juices. I like good poetry, but I do NOT write it. I like it when the good guys win, and any stories I write will NOT be Marxist in nature. Not an Imperialist, either. (Oh yeah, did I mention I am most assuredly NOT a Marxist?)
Favourite subjects of mine include USASF (Green Berets), Sci-Fi, Mercs, etc.
My worldview tells me that life works better if you are very careful picking your friends, mentors, and spouse, and then stand by them through thick and thin.