I grew up on military bases in 4 different continents and in 4 different U.S. states. After 28 years in Austin, TX we packed up the Prius, loaded up the bglz and headed for the beach. We live on the FL panhandle now, about 15 miles east of Destin.
I spent 30 years in high tech, having worked 11 of those years in various research capacities at the University of Texas at Austin and the rest of those years in various small companies. I also taught graduate school in U.T.'s Software Engineering program. I found that rotating in and out of the research world was enriching.
I've retired from high tech and found myself writing a book and then screenplays. I've learned that I don't like writing books and I do like writing screenplays.