Sure, like all of us I’ve been doing stuff,
lots and lots of stuff, fifty-plus years of it.
I was a college student then a college dropout, a long-haired drifter hitching around the US & Europe then a short-haired Navy radioman in the Aleutians & Vietnam. Afterwards, more drifting—Ireland to India & Nepal, herding carp on a kibbutz along the way. Back in school to study philosophy, literature, living on the streets.
Lotsa jobs—chain-link fences, railroad cars, handyman, cook (burger joint, college dorm, snack bar). Mowed lawns, and was a swamper (truck driver’s assistant) in Kansas oil country. Janitor, teacher, dialysis center, options company, abstractor-indexer…
Joined the State Department (Foreign Service) in 1987. Studied French, Japanese, Hebrew; lived in Barbados, Paris, Tel Aviv, DC. One marriage, no children, many good years. Widowed. Cristin died in 2005, I retired in 2006, and in 2010 packed the car and drove to the West Coast.
I now spend my time lounging in cafes, hanging with friends,
strolling the safest beach in the world, and writing poetry.
My website is williamdekypia.com.