Profile: John Robert Mallernee

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Howdy, Folks!

I am a seventy (70) year old, retired, divorced (no children), "undiscovered" aspiring amateur singer/songwriter/actor, a member of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints (i.e., the "Mormon" church), and I once was a soldier in the United States Army, where I served during the war in the old Republic of Viet Nam with the First Signal Brigade, and the famed "Screaming Eagles" of the One Hundred First Airborne Division.

During my adventurous youthful years as a soldier in the United States Army, I also had the privilege of serving in or visiting Germany, Korea, Israel, Japan, Australia, Thailand, Ireland, Greece, India, and Mexico, and in one instance, laterally circumnavigating the globe, having on one trip, departed from Saigon, Republic of Viet Nam, flying due West, and ultimately concluding my trip when arriving in Cam Ranh Bay, Republic of Viet Nam.

I compose original lyrics and melody for mostly Country/Western/Folk songs, which I perform "by ear", singing and accompanying myself by strumming simple chords on a classical guitar.

Proudly claiming biological ancestry from Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, I also wear the tartan kilt of an ancient Scottish clan.

If you're ever in Salt Lake City, Utah, please visit the Viet Nam Memorial located on the grounds of the Utah State Capitol, which I helped build, having served on the committee that designed, financed, and constructed it.

Currently, my favorite activities are observing (and/or riding on!) railroad trains, and driving my 2004 Ford F-150 XLT four wheel drive pickup truck to explore the historically spectacular "High Lonesome" genuine Cowboy and Indian country (!) of our Great American West.

I used to also enjoy participating in star gazing, star parties, and backyard amateur astronomy, but alas, I accidentally dropped my telescope, damaging it beyond repair, and due to the limitations of my monthly retirement pension, I can't afford to purchase another one in the foreseeable future.

Please consider watching my homemade amateur video recordings at:

http://www.youtube.com/user/writesong
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I run BOINC on my computer because I like the idea of being able to help with important scientific research projects.

I e-mail everybody I know to tell them about BOINC, and try to encourage them to also participate.

I do suggest BOINC should e-mail users to alert them to ongoing problems, so we don't accidentally destroy our own personal computers trying to fix a problem that's originating at BOINC.
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