About the author

Mel Clark

<p>Mel Clark is a happily married Baby Boomer living with his wife in Central Virginia.</p><p>A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and of the University of Virginia&rsquo;s Darden School of Business, he&rsquo;s had more jobs than you can shake a stick at and an embarrassing amount of experience &ndash; good and bad.</p><p>Once upon a time he has been (or is) a horseman, a private pilot, a football player, a wrestler, a martial artist, a downhill skier, a motorcyclist, a tank commander, a parachutist, a musician, a singer, a dancer, a hunter, a father, a husband, a Christian, an investor, an insurance salesman, an officer and a gentleman, an engineer, a production supervisor, a materials manager, a project manager, a plant manager, a short order cook, an assistant manager at a fast food joint, manager of a repair depot, a voracious reader, a writer, a lover, a friend, and a general pain in the butt, hired, fired, self-employed, and bankrupt.</p><p>You&rsquo;re free to guess the sequence.</p>