Who I Am

"Moreover, I, on my side, require of every writer, first or last, a simple and sincere account of his own life, and not merely what he has
heard of other men's lives; some such account as he would send to his kindred from a distant land; for if he has lived sincerely, it must
have been in a distant land to me." - Henry David Thoreau

I was born and raised in "upstate" New York. I am a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and an
Honors Graduate of New York Medical College.  I was a Conscientious Objector before, during, and after the first gulf war (Operation
Desert Storm) and was an Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience at that time.

I have published articles on various websites including LewRockwell, Counterpuch, Alternet, Whatreallyhappened, Future of Freedom
Foundation and Strike-the-Root, Mediaroots, Dissident Voice, The Libertarian Alliance, and others. I have also spoken at various
universities, published in magazines including The Nation, and have been written about in many newspapers. My essay '
Defending My
Freedom" has been published in the college text Dissent in America by Ralph Young.

I have been a practicing Emergency Physician for many years. I wish to maintain a patina of anonymity. I write under a pseudonym
because I do not want my opinions to be misconstrued as the opinions of my place of employment, or to interfere with my doctor-patient
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