Stuart Ullman retired after 38 years as an economist and engineering project manager at a US Navy lab. He has been an avid recreational sailor for decades and was, for a time, the Commodore of the Sailing Club of Washington; he once sailed to Bermuda on one of the U.S. Naval Academy’s 44-foot sailboats. Since his retirement, he has pursued a life-long interest in writing. He has been active in the Maryland Writers Association and, for several years, was president of the Montgomery County chapter. He and his wife raised two children, have a grandson, and are currently living in Kensington, Maryland.