At the moment, I’m living in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on Social Security Disability. In my spare time, when my body will let me, I’m trying to write a science fiction novel. Sometimes I try to compose and record music. Neither of these happens as often as I’d like.
Prior to all of this, I was a radio reporter/broadcaster for Metro Networks (later part of Clear Channel, then part of Total Traffic), working out of the DFW office for the better part of a decade. I produced and broadcast traffic reports, primarily for KRLD 1080-AM and Sirius XM, and for a while I also read the morning news for a station in Kansas City, thanks to the miracle of the internet. In addition to broadcasting, I wrote news and sports stories for the Metro Networks news wire service.
Prior to that, I worked for Apogee/3D Realms, a game development and production company. My official title from 1996 to 2002 was Music and Sound Director, although I kind of hit the music part a couple of years before that when I wrote most of the soundtrack for Rise of the Triad from home while working Technical Support at the office. Other games I worked on included Duke Nukem 3D, Stargunner, Balls of Steel (a pinball game), and Shadow Warrior. When I wasn’t writing music or creating sound effects, I directed voice actors. I occasionally stepped into the booth myself and managed to sneak in a few lines of my own into some of the scripts when I did the voice for a character.
I also worked for the Internal Revenue Service as a Tax Examiner/Payment Tracer/Federal Tax Deposit (FTD) Accountant/Computer Programmer. This was over a span from the early 80s through the early 90s. The computer programming bit involved database programming and writing C code, complete with writing technical documentation for what I created.
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