I am a retired, middle-aged computer professional living on the East Coast of the United States. Science Fiction and Fantasy literature has fascinated me for half a century. In my teens, my Dad gave me his collection of 1940s and ‘50s Sci-Fi, and I’ve been seriously hooked ever since.Q:
Okay, What's Up with that Screen Name?A:
Well, that's best answered with two long stories:Q:
In the early 1970s, my brother and I were wrapped up in the Citizen's Band (CB) radio craze. My 'handle' was 'Grizzly Bear', because it suited my size and personality.Q:
So, What is a Perfesser?A:
In a previous career, I worked as a Security Officer in some nasty places. A truck driver came in one day and asked for 'The Perfesser'. Excuse me? Apparently I was the only member of the guard force who had completed High School, let alone had two years of college. The nickname stuck, and years later, a friend combined the two. For five years working in a Nuclear Power station, my hardhat read 'Perfesser Bear' instead of my given name. Some people had no idea it wasn't my real name.Thank you for that, Lux. Rest in peace.
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