I graduated in classics (ancient Latin and Greek) from the University of Washington in Seattle. Briefly I attended graduate school at the University of California in Berkeley, until I was drafted into the U.S. Army. I speak English, German, Russian, Latin, ancient Greek and a smattering of French, Spanish and Japanese. In the past I have been the educational coordinator at a computer sales company, participating in computer fairs. Before that I was a German and Latin teacher at a private high school in Redmond WA USA. Before that I was a U.S. Army Nuclear Weapons Electronics Specialist in Germany. At the same time as all my other jobs, I have been an independent scholar in artificial intelligence (AI).