Fondest memories of your days at
I remember the smell of the classrooms, the
crowded stairways, the talk around the rotunda, and the
spirit of my fellow students.
My life since graduation:
After leaving Central High I continued my
education at UC (1964), the University of Georgia
(Ph.D., 1970), and a law degree from South Texas College
of Law (1980).
Since leaving Athens I have worked in the Texas
Medical Center in Houston, currently as a professor of
psychiatry and behavioral sciences with a work
assignment at Ben Taub General Hospital as Chief
Psychologist. I have published over 100 scientific
articles and ten books but consider myself a clinician
not a researcher.
On the family side I am in my third marraige with
seven children from those unions (six boys, one girl),
the yongest two of whom are six and nine years, all of
which shows my utter lack of self control.
For a number of years I competed in triathlons but
have not raced for the past few years. My highest finish
was 14th in my age group in the Athens Triathlon about
10 years ago; however, I steadfastly refuse to provide
the number of competitors in my age group. Presently in
my spare time, I serve in the Texas State Guard and hold
the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Texas Medical
Reserve Brigade (Texas Medical Rangers). Unfortunately
I am scheduled for active duty with the Guard in
Operation Lone Star during the time of the reunion and
will not be able to attend.
I am currently working as a psychologist in private
practice conducting forensic and administrative law
evaluation for attorneys and licensing boards.
I am in limited private practice of psychology in
Houston working with attorneys and their clients, and am
the Executive Officer of the Houston Medical Response
Group, Texas State Guard. I hold the amateur extra
license for HAM radio, using that primarily for VHF and
UHF emergency communications when responding as part of
the State Guard.
I retired in 2012 from the Baylor College of Medicine
and am professor emeritus.