I began a series of overseas adventures by first becoming a Peace Corps volunteer in Bahrain.

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I began a series of overseas adventures by first becoming a Peace Corps volunteer in Bahrain.



I began a series of overseas adventures by first becoming a Peace Corps volunteer in Bahrain.

I began a series of overseas adventures by first becoming a Peace Corps volunteer in Bahrain.

DickSilc1.0.........

I was born in Joliet, Illinois and raised in Joliet and Lake Worth, Florida. In 1976, after high school, college and graduate school in Florida, I began a series of overseas adventures by first becoming a Peace Corps volunteer in Bahrain, located just off the coast of Saudi Arabia in the Arabian Gulf.

Bahrain was a great time and really changed my life. Working with Bahrainis, Persians, Indians, Thais, Koreans, Brits among countless other nationalities in the wild days when the Middle East was rapidily developing infrastructure using petro-dollars. I also met my wife Kate, another Peace Corps volunteer. After school and after Bahrain, I did financial consulting work in commercial real estate in Florida. However, I was still driven to continue to live and work abroad. I joined the the Agency for International Development (USAID) and continued on there through DickSilc version 1.0. Serving overseas in Indonesia, Egypt and Guatemala.

To date I've visited for fun and work: Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Greek Cyprus, Egypt, Italy, France, Liberia, Benin, England, Morocco, Canada, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, The Philippines and Singapore.

What a long strange trip its been.... But really, after seeing one developing country you start to think you've seen them all. Same corrupt politicos, same inter-tribal/ethnic wars, same farmer's markets, same beggars. It really makes me appreciate the USA and pushes me toward DickSilc Version 2.0



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