Profile: Don Prescott

Personal background
Born in East Liverpool, Ohio over seventy years ago, Donald R. Prescott moved to Southern California in 1962 where he attended Antelope Valley College, Long Beach City College, and California State University at Long Beach. He married Cherianne Dey in 1964, had two children, seven grandchildren and currently resides in Orange, California.

His interests are many emphasized by authoring a nonfiction book (Is There Time?) about avoiding human extinction, a SF novel called Daddy's Different, a collection of essays titled Layman's License, and a collection of short stories titled Concoctions available in eBook formats at Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords and other dealers.

His three-decade aerospace career began at Edwards Air Force Base in 1963 and culminated with his 1997 retirement from the McDonnell Douglas Corporation (Douglas Aircraft Company) in Long Beach where he held leadership positions including General Superintendent, Manager of Facilities Engineering, Director of Facilities Services and Director of Strategic Plans. He chaired the Long Beach Area Transportation Resource Association (LBA2TRA) Board of Directors for eight years through growth and retrenchment years.

He now writes and explores life in Orange, California. Visit his website at: http://donprescott.inkspot.com where links can be found to his eBooks at major booksellers.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
What purpose does it serve to search for extraterrestrial life? If the SETI proponents are right about the abundance of intelligent life in our galaxy, our lives may get very complicated and very interesting, fairly quickly. If they are wrong and the Rare Earth Hypothesis is closer to the truth, we will have no help, or interference, from other intelligent life forms beyond Earth, to carry the torch of sentience.

What if we are the only sentient game in our cosmic town? What if we are not? A definite outcome, either way, will profoundly affect us. I keep searching because we must keep looking, even if the answer is negative. We have no other choice. We are an inquisitive, intelligent life form in search of others.

Good hunting, fellow Earthlings!
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