I spent 28 years working as a geologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. I have a B.S. Degree in Geology from the University of Alabama and one year of Graduate study in Oceanography at the University of Hawaii.
I retired from the Corps' Mobile District in Mobile, Alabama in 1996. A major portion of this book consists of true stories while doing field work with drill crews in the U.S. and abroad. However, my stories span a lifetime of interesting adventures from childhood to retirement.
I live in a small cabin with my dog Maggie on Fish River, a tidal river that empties into Mobile Bay in coastal Alabama. During the summers, I spend time in the Sange de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico.
I enjoy sailing, nature, and walking my dog.
John Craig Shaw