Ricochet Smith

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Construction
Occupation Retired
Location Vieux Fort, St. Lucia, U.S. Outlying Islands
Introduction I grew up in Minn and moved to Calif at 19 got drafted as an Army medic for Viet Nam service. I returned to Calif and spent 14 years as a radar systems engineer. After the fall of the 'evil empire' the defense industry, and my divorce, I started a construction inspection firm. I spent 12 years as a liveaboard on a classic Chris-Craft and operate gold mining claims east of Big Bear, CA. I have since given control of the mining operations to my son and my daughter is president of Atlas Resources with me as consulting principal. I have retired to St. Lucia but return for family visits and business interests. My son and his family live near the old Earp ranch in San Timeteo Canyon. My daughter and her family live north of Baltimore in Pennsylvania so I am a bi-coastal grandparent.
Interests I enjoy traveling, mining geology, car and boat restoration projects, market investments, and prefer to travel by Harley.
Favorite Movies I have a good collection of film noire movies and enjoy the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Favorite Music Most blues, Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt, and Cajun/Zydeco
Favorite Books Biographies of Henry Stanley and his peers during the exploration of Africa in the late 19th century.

Who was King Leopold?