Born Dec 11, 1932. Retired from the Air Force Nov 1, 1973. Retired completely after a stroke Jan 5, 1995. As a Flight Engineer on the C141A while in the Air Force, I visited many different countries. As far east as Ethiopia, north to Iceland, west to Thailand and south to Australia. Delivering cargo or personel. After the Air Force I sold, leased and rented construction equipment for eight years, then bought my own business, an auto repair shop, which I ran until I had the stroke. My kidneys failed and I went on dialysis Aug 15, 1996. I received a transplant Apr 2, 1998. I recovered from the stroke with weakness on the right side and minor loss of feeling. Now I'm doing quite well.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Any where that life can exist, if conditions stay stable long enough, life will develop. The question is whether intelligence life will develop. The Earth went through many extinctions before we came into being. I read an article about Tau Ceta that mentioned that life could not exist on any of its planets because of continous bombardment by astroids and comets. Earth also went through that early in its existance. Millions of years in the future, we might visit and find life on one of Tau Ceta's planets.