A hillbilly from West Virginia. A Marine Veteran of the Lebanese Civil War with a background in biology, chemistry, forestry, and comparative physiology. Former federal biologist with USDA-APHIS Former Human Intelligence Collection Agent in the US Army (97E1L) Historical and Journalistic Influence is Herodotus' Method: 1. Gather Artifacts and Eyewitness Testimony 2. Test for Authenticity and Bias, Respectively 3. Construct Vivid Narrative Supported by the Artifacts and Contextualized by the Eyewitness Testimony. Am a classical literary and former Democrat - now Republican who leans Libertarian and is a Constitutional moderate.