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Hello, and welcome to marshaltaylor.com.  Let me tell you a little about myself – I live in Las Vegas, Nevada with my wife Patsy.  She is a retired schoolteacher, and I am a retired civil servant.

 

Although I was born in Arkansas, I have lived all my life in Las Vegas, which makes me more or less a native.  According to local folk lore, living in Las Vegas for five years makes someone a Las Vegan, while ten years makes one a long term resident.   Therefore, using that formula, living here for 65+ years makes me a native.

 

As far as education, I have an AA in Horticulture from the Community College of Southern Nevada, and a BA in Fine Art, and a Masters in Special Education from University of Nevada Las Vegas.  This carefully chosen academic path should have landed me a nice job driving a truck, but instead I became a Parks Planner and grant writer for the City of North Las Vegas Parks and Recreation Department.

 

Since I am covering my background, I should also tell you that I spent three years in the Army when I was a young kid.  After that, I spent almost a year at the test site working on radiation dosimetry, then for some time I worked as an art director for a small publication, and then as a photographer for a tabloid here in Las Vegas before I went to work for North Las Vegas.

 

I am a daydreamer, an avid reader, and I like puns.  I also like puppies and kittens so long as they don’t follow me home.  I started learning how to write after I retired and have been working on my craft since then.  My favorite writers are all over the board – Vonnegut, Hammett, Hemingway, Hillerman, and Barr.

 

I am a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, where I practice period fencing and occasionally, calligraphy.

 

I hope that this should give you enough information about me. If you have any questions, please drop me a line.

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