I was born in Bangor, Maine, in 1942, attended Exeter, Stanford, and Harvard. I graduated from Harvard in 1964 as a member of the class of 1963, having majored in English. I then moved to Tahiti, where I lived for 23 years, working as a businessman in various companies that I helped found and as a minor writer of science fiction and mystery stories. In 1988 I returned to the States to live and have been in Tucson, Arizona, since 1994.
My particular interests are old-time tennis (up until about the start of the Open Era in 1968), some branches of mystery stories and science fiction, food and cooking, and an eclectic selection of baseball players and writers and personalities such as Johnnie Mize, Evelyn Waugh, John O'Hara, and S.J. Perelman. I originated and wrote a number of lengthy Wikipedia articles, particularly those about Bill Tilden and Pancho Gonzales, as well as many other old-time tennis players and British mystery writers.