The Manna Trail

About the Author


The author has degrees in speech, linguistics, and computers. He has worked various jobs, including projectionist, high school substitute teacher, college English teacher, bank teller, marketing specialist, computer programmer and systems administrator. He lives with his wife and two of his children in Miami, Florida.

(My seven-year-old daughter took this picture. I must seem pretty tall to her.)

What makes me qualified to write a book?  It doesn't matter, because I already did it.  Here is some more background anyway:



University of Florida Bachelor of Arts in Speech

University of Florida Master of Arts in Linguistics

Miami-Dade Community College Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems Analysis - with Highest Honors


You get more detail as you read down the page.  Nobody's twisting your arm.


A+ (Apr 2000); i-Net+ (Nov 1999); Network+ (Aug 1999); Security+ (May 2005)

Checkpoint Certified Security Engineer (Jun 2001)

Cisco Certified Design Associate (Aug 2000)

Cisco Certified Network Associate (Jul 2000)

Citrix Certified Administrator (May 2001)

Hewlett-Packard Certified IT Professional HP-UX Systems Admin (Sep 2000)

Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (Mar 2000)

Microsoft Certified Professional + Site Building (Mar 2001)

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Internet (Nov 1999)

Nortel Networks Certified Design Expert (Sep 2000)

Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 2.6 (Nov 2000)


The following organizations have seen fit to employ me, to our mutual benefit:


Nortel current employer

Computer Sciences Corporation

Miami-Dade Community College

School Board of Alachua County

University of Florida

Berlitz School of Languages


Here are some of my favorite links:  These artists keep me company while I write.  It's been a long time, but every once in a while I wonder what is happening in the old home town. I learned to admire the Canadian Parliament building during a visit to Ottawa. I like to look at it, especially during the winter and around Canada Day (July 1st).


OK, that's enough for now...