I was born on May 25, 1948 in Long Beach, California. I received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Classical Studies Minor in 1996. I wrote two poems that were put to music, I Don't Remember and My Love. Two other poems I wrote are at http://www.poetry.com. Their titles are I Tell You Be A Clown and Kasparov's Doom. The first is a sonnet and the second is a limerick. I have recently published the book How to Prove The Collatz Conjecture.