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maven101

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Hi, and welcome to my HubPage...

A little about me... I'm a UC Bizerkeley alum, Go Bears... I have taught history in Waipahu and Barbers Point, Hawaii, managed  international land and air freight terminals in San Francisco and Oakland, and eventually owning  a winery ( Cadlolo Winery ) in Escalon,California. I am also a proud former Marine.

In 1989, while playing in a golf tournament in Rancho Mirage, I was paired with Telly Savalas, the lolipop-sucking TV detective, Kojak. After 18 holes and a couple of Ouzo's, I found myself providing personal security for Telly until he became ill with prostate cancer in 1992  ... Telly, I luvs ya baby...RIP. 

I've been many things in my life, none more fulfilling and joyful than being a father.....I live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Northern Arizona...

I was married to a genius. She did some of the original code for IBM in the 60's and 70's, was a private contractor for Pac Bell in the 80's and 90's, and taught computer science at Yavapai College... I was in awe of the woman. ....I have no idea what she saw in me...I lost this beautiful human being to pancreatic cancer in 2015...

I joined HubPages primarily to read and share poetry, however, my interests are eclectic and you will see me commenting on many different hubs.

Live as if you will die tomorrow; Learn as if you will live forever...M. Gandhi

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    Winston Churchill: The Last Lion. Visions of Glory 1874-1932

    4 years ago

    Most of us are familiar with Winston Churchill's heroic and inspiring service to Great Britain during World War Two. In this immensely readable book by the late historian William Manchester, we discover the early trials...

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    Walter Benton: The Passionate Poet

    4 years ago

    Walter Benton has been my bedside companion for a very long time, going back to college where I discovered him 50 years ago. I have shared him with many " creatures of an hour ", most intimately with my...

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