Profile: Stephen_Hawkins

Personal background
I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, USA. I lived and worked in the computer / telecommunications industry in Northern California for 27 years. I am now 73, and moved, in 2004 to an acreage in a sea of corn and soy bean fields in Northern Iowa. I am a Ham Radio Op. NG0G. I love radio. I collect radios, old and new. I am collect books about radio. I collect old radio programs. I home brew my own beer. My favorite is a pre Prohibition Stock ale. Hops is the word. I love well made, coffee. I enjoy Bluegrass music, and listening to baseball games on the radio. And I have a passion for Dirt Track Auto racing. "If you don't have a little dirt in your beer, you are at the wrong track" I am also interested in Astronomy, and Physics.

I am happily married to a wonderful woman of Irish descent named Glenna. And I have two grown children, five grandchildren, two Great Grandchildren, and an 18 year old Lhasa Apso named Amy, that thinks I am her Dad or another dog, or both. (Sadly Amy, a great dog for 18.5 years, went to Dog heaven in January of 2010)
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
As big as the Universe is, we just cannot be the only ones in residence and awake. I am not convinced that we are even awake. It feels a lot more like most of us are sleep walking and it is becoming increasingly difficult differentiating between the children and the adults. Back to Seti@home I am doing this because I believe that there are other beings out there somewhere and this is one thing I can to do help find them. Thinking about my everyday life it has occured to me that I know several people at work who just cannot be from Earth.
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