Upon leaving school I joined the military. After 3 years training as an electro-chemical engineer I was deployed in east Timor for 2 and a half years. On returning to Australia I decided to become a doctor, for which I completed my degree at the University of California, doing my prac work in Toronto, Canada, before returning to Perth to specialise in osteopathic medicine. I worked as a doctor for some years before opening my own clinic involving a revolutionary new treatment for cancer, which, despite scientific evidence, I believed would change the face of cancer treatment forever, particularly skin and mouth cancers. Despite my best efforts, one of the herbal medicines in the treatment contained large amounts of the deadly chemical 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin, also known as “agent orange.” My medical license was revoked and rather than dwell on the past I decided to complete a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Western Australia. On completing this degree I decided to earn my doctorate by writing a thesis on “The decline of the ‘D – generation’” After 7 years at university completing this degree I was unable to get a job. These days I spend my time writing small fictional autobiographical columns mainly for the amusement of myself.