My sister once asked, if in an interview, why I wanted to publish this very personal story, so I thought of the different themes intertwined throughout: 1. It illustrates that some people working in governmental agencies have unique and interesting ways to hide the truth 2. The story is international in scope involving lawyers from four different countries 3. Illustrates the workings of the U.S. Civilian Service grievance system at the time when the work place discrimination action in this story was filed 4. The issues Black families face in just trying to survive in a nation that still regards many of them as second class citizens, 5. Involves historical and political figures, 6. I wanted the letters, affidavits, and government documents to tell the story and 7. Last but not least, but most importantly, children are usually the big losers in the divorce fight between their parents.
I'm currently retired and have spent the majority of my adult life as a science educator. As a K-5 science specialist for a major Florida School District I designed and developed the first-two stand-alone dedicated elementary science classroom in the State. I have worked as a naturalist and director of a 140 acre environmental center, as well as an Instructional Specialist for the U.S. Navy (Financial Management,) U.S. Army (designing and developing medical interactive multimedia and distance learning courses,) and Department of Defense Dependent Schools (Science Specialist.) I hold degrees in Zoology, Elementary Education and Instructional Technology as well as a certificate in Geographical Information Systems.