bioinformatic exposure

family fracture

"The son will run away from the family not at eighteen but at twelve, emancipated by his gluttonous precocity; he will fly not to seek heroic adventures, not to deliver a beautiful prisoner from a tower, not to immortalize a garret with sublime thoughts, but to found a business, to enrich himself and to compete with his infamous papa."

Charles Baudelaire, 1821-1867

Around the age of six/seven, my parents decided they could not remain married and began divorce proceedings. During this time I was relatively sheltered from the chaos by my paternal grandparents, Barbara and Roy Livesay. I spent several truly wonderful summers in the Arizona White Mountains [5yr old pic] playing with my close friend Barney (who would later die in the Desert Storm War), fishing, climbing trees, and roughing around. During these summers, I grew very close to my grandparents and look back with only the fondest memories.

My childhood was not a complete disaster, however; I became very involved in band, theater, and made some fine friends. Ironically, while many of my friends could have been characterized as "alternative" or "strange," the crowd I ran with was relatively clean as far a drugs and crime were concerned. I was a good kid with the traditional growing-up issues.

I can honestly say that I will NEVER have children, because I know...I know I inherited too much selfishness to be a good parent. I think I'd rather have a brain aneurysm or maybe a 45 slug in the head before I ever considered such...although I do make a good uncle because I can spoil them rotten and send them home.


"Father...The sleeper has awakened!"

Frank Herbert, Dune


In an attempt to satisify your curiosity, I make some biographical information available. Within the connected pages you will be exposed to information that is special to me, but public due to the nature of space. What you do with the information you may find here is your business...I only ask that you accept the caveat that reader discretion is advised.

If what you may find in these links is offensive to you or would bias you in some way (be it personally or professionally, ethically or morally) then you should check your curiosity and simply return from whence you came.
rich 2003

"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."

Mark Twain