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Bill Mooney

Profile Updated: October 18, 2018
Bill Mooney
Residing In
—Cristin Springet
Poet, lounger in cafes and bistros, stroller on the safest beach in the world
Military Service
Three years in the Navy but never on a ship  
Bill Mooney


Yes! Attending Reunion

So, has anything interesting happened since 1965?

Sure, like all of us
I’ve been doing stuff,
fifty-plus years of stuff.

College student, drop out, a long-haired drifter hitch-hiking around the US & Europe, then a short-haired Navy radioman in the Aleutians & Vietnam. More drifting--Ireland to India & Nepal, herding carp on a kibbutz along the way. Back in school, studied philosophy, literature, living on the streets. Had a whole lotta jobs—installing chain-link fences, working in a railroad car factory, handyman, burger joint, lawn mower, dorm cook, swamper on a gin pole truck in the Kansas oil fields, janitor, dialysis center, teacher, stock options, snack bar, abstractor/indexer...

Joined the State Department (Foreign Service) in 1987, travelled muchly. Learned French, Japanese (for an aborted assignment), Hebrew. Lived in Barbados, Paris, Tel Aviv, DC. One marriage, no children, many good years, widowed (Cristin died in 2005).

Retired in 2006, sold my house along with almost everything else in 2010, packed my few remaining possessions, and drove to the West Coast. [“California, here I come!” picture below.]

Now a poet (writing as William de Kypia), old, maybe lazy but not too crazy.

Best to all,
[website williamdekypia.com]

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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!