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||Born in Boston, Massachusetts. [LINK story about birth certificate lookup]|
||Tay on the water.|
||Weston - Lexington St.|
||Tay and Chris|
||Tay and Chris|
||Tay on swing/ In driveway..|
||Weston - Lexington St. 1st Grade start|
||Weston - Lexington St. 1st Grade start|
||Three boys at a farm in Lincoln|
|1960||Tay painting house at School St.|
|1961||Tay painting house at School St.|
|1962||Graduate from GDA in May. Summer job at Wyoming State Hospital. [LINK]|
||Freshman year at Oberlin College [LINK]. Motorcycles and meningitis.|
||Year off from Oberlin college. Sailed on the Norwegian freighter M/S Evanger [LINK] as Engine Boy, then as Deck Boy. Circumnavigated South America via the Straits of Magellan and Panama Canal as working crewmember aboard this 7,143 DWT break-bulk cargo ship.|
||Sophomore year at Oberlin College [LINK].|
||Year off from college. Stars and Stripes Newspaper, Darmstadt, West Germany. Woodwork Shop and Distribution [LINK]. Institute für Europaische Studien, Vienna. Counted and married Dagmar Heinze on 31 August, 1966, in Dieburg, Germany [LINK]. Honeymoon on the Cunard Lines ship Carmania, Le Havre to Montreal [LINK]. Greyhound bus through Trout River Junction, NY, to Rochester. Visit John Vaughan relatives overnight [LINK].|
||Junior year at Oberlin College as a married student [LINK]. Self-learned computer programming (Fortran, on an IBM 360-44) during spring break.
Bought a V-8 Ford Fairlane in Elyria, and we drove to California for a short summer visit with Dad and Clarice in San Mateo. Drove back to Oberlin along a northern route, angling through many Indian reservations and delightfully passing near enough to Dagmar, Montana, to see a highway sign pointing in that direction. Then to the Trans-Canada (Queen's Highway) through Medicine Hat, Winnipeg, and Thunder Bay, to Sault Ste. Marie, with a southbound crossing of the 26,372 foot long Mackinac suspension bridge connecting upper and lower Michigan in the USA. It was somewhere around Piapot, Canada, I think, that Dagmar and I were treated to an act of genuine kindness.
||Senior Year at Oberlin. [LINK].|
||First year of graduate school, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF) [LINK]. Scientific Analysis Corporation, San Francisco. As chief methodologist, designed and directed an in-depth cost-benefit analysis of the rendition of welfare services under contract to the California State Legislature. Prepared final report. Academic grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: contract systems analyst and programmer charged with the management of data acquisition and statistical processing for a national study on ageing. Lived with Dagmar on Hugo Street in San Francisco [LINK].|
||Moved to Dogwood Road on the Bolinas mesa [LINK]. Commuted to UCSF campus along Highway 1. Worked for Language Services Inc., Santa Rosa, CA. Translated with Dagmar from German to English a series of Swiss patents having to do with ballistic guidance systems. Prepared documentation and correct language for the U.S. Patent Office.|
||Hired by Standard Oil Company, Richmond, CA in January, 1971, paid as a "special consultant in community relations" -- organized and managed segment of cleanup operations along the ocean shoreline in Marin County, CA, following the collision of the tankers Arizona and the Nevada in the Golden Gate, which caused the San Francisco oil spill disaster [LINK to photo of Dagmar and hovercraft].|
||Quit graduate school in the spring of 1972. Built 31-foot ocean-going trimaran sailboat INVOCATION TO THE GREAT BEAR in Bolinas [LINK]. Worked as apprentice to Art Carpenter (Espenet) learning cabinet making [LINK]. Launched GREAT BEAR into Bolinas Lagoon [LINK]. Sailed from San Francisco to Newport, Rhode Island, via Panama, hence to New Orleans.|
||Driscoll Custom Boats [LINK], San Diego, California. Chief Master Carpenter. Major responsibilities in the rebuilding of the 12-meter yacht INTREPID for the 1974 America's Cup races. Participated in the 1974 America's Cup races [LINK].|
||Charles F. Chapman School of Seamanship, Stuart, Florida. Dean of the School. Prepared curricula and taught navigation skills. [LINK].|
||The Oceanic Society, San Francisco. Western Regional Director. Managed the west coast operations of anational membership organization dedicated to education, conservation, and research. Duties included partial administrative oversight of Oceans Magazine, circulation approx. 70,000. Developed grant and contract applications, documents, and final reports.|
||International Marine Surveyors, Inc. San Francisco. Principal Surveyor. Prepared condition and valuation surveys for vessels of less than 100 tons. Prepared engineering analyses, reports and documentation.|
||Bay Area Marine Institute, San Francisco. Founder and President. Directed the day-to-day operation of a maritime training school. Developed long-range planning strategies. Prepared grant and contractapplications and documentation and provided management and educational oversight. Co-founded Floating Point, a computer applications newsletter for naval architects and marine industry professionals.Taught.|
||Independent Marine Surveyor & Consultant. Provided experienced opinion regarding vessel safety,condition, and value for underwriters, lending institutions and private parties. As an expert witness, prepared technical material and written presentations for law cases. As a Coast Guard licensed captain, piloted vessels offshore.|
||Consumer Guide, Skokie, IL. Technical Editor (contract). Edited and wrote original text for The Best of Atari Software.
Antic Magazine, San Francisco. Senior Editor. Prepared original material and copy-edited the work ofoutside authors for a monthly microcomputer magazine (circulation approx. 110,000).
Atari Inc., Sunnyvale, California. Senior Technical Editor. Prepared original computer programs andeditorial material for The Atari Connection, a microcomputer magazine (circulation approx. 100,000). Final technical edit and pre-publication review of a 200-page computer applications user's manual (Atari Microsoft Basic II).
||Applied Dynamics, Inc., San Francisco. Senior Scientist. Troubleshoot facility and production yield problems in the semiconductor industry. Engineer solutions to mitigate influence of vibration. Involved in the design of clean rooms, deionized water systems, HVAC concepts, and instrumented wafer fabrication lines.
Poem for Christmas, 1985
||Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, CA. Contract multimedia instructional designer and programmer.
||Mardi Gras. Sailing.|
||The HyperMedia Group, Inc. a California Corporation, Emeryville, CA. Founder and Senior Partner. Designed and developed custom software applications for multimedia platforms which included digitizedaudio, color and black & white animated graphics, and integrated television video. Produced large multimedia corporate information systems. Produced custom demonstration software for trade show and public distribution.|
||Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Interactive Telecommunications Program,Helsinki, Finland. Visiting Professor. Taught graduate course "Introduction to Multimedia Production" during three consecutive summers.|
||Timestream® Multimedia, Appleton, Maine. President. Develop and market multimedia tools, content, and titles forCD-ROM and the Internet (http://www.timestream.com). Rockport College/MainePhotographicWorkshops, Rockport, Maine. Faculty. Teach special courses in computer and multimediaskills. Develop county-wide cartographic road maps.|
||Appleton kitchen with Hannah|
||Chopping wood on Appleton farm|
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