I think I was mostly influenced by my time in the military below is a short history of that.
I was born and raised in Indian River County Florida. I am a military retiree and proud to have served. During the Korea Conflict I spent time in Korea aboard the U.S.S. Calvert (APA-32) and tje Vietnam Conflict I did two tours of duty in Vietnam with the Navy Seabees, U.S. Naval Construction Battalion Forty (MCB-40). Other duty stations were the U.S.S. Casa Grande (LSD-13), U.S.S. Willard Keith (DD-775), U.S.S. Tidewater (AD-32), U. S. Naval Training Center, Orlando, Florida, U.S Naval Air Station, Sanford, Florida and U.S. Naval Station, Key West, Florida. These stations are not in the order in which I served but you get the idea. After retiring from the military I was a truck driver, a nuclear plant security officer in Saint Lucie County for fifteen years and did odd jobs while touring the United States.
While in the U.S. Navy I was lucky enough to have visited Japan, Okinawa, Spain, Greece, Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, Mexico, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Italy, Ethiopia, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, France, Red Sea, Nassau and many other places. I have fond memories from each and every country and places.
I write mostly for the fun of it. I'm certainly willing to receive lots of money for doing something that is so much fun.