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Bill Mooney

Profile Updated: March 2, 2019
Bill Mooney
Residing In
—Cristin Springet
Military Service
Three years in the Navy, never assigned to a ship  
Bill Mooney


Yes! Attending Reunion

So, has anything happened since 1965?

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.

Best to all,


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Jun 21, 2019 at 11:39 PM
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Jul 28, 2018 at 1:47 AM

Hey Ray--isn't this you?

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Posted on: Feb 11, 2015 at 3:01 AM

Ray, if you're retired, how come the "Work, more work..."?

Good luck with the plotting.

Bill Mooney posted a message.
Oct 14, 2014 at 1:31 PM

California, here I come!