John Robinson (United States of America)
(John aRe a Starving electrician as suggested by a coworker and the name
he choose to use in his writing.)
Sophia Yue (wife) and John Alden
This photo taken was taken 4 years ago in
Taiwan, Sophia’s birthplace. Sophia is a systems and modeling analyst for a
major world bank. She is also a great housekeeper (she likes to buy houses,
fix them up, and keep them to rent-out). Sophia makes possible John writing
and guitar building although he does have to do property maintenance and
with the economic times is looking again for employment at something other
than being an electrician.
John is from an old New England family and
an ancestors of the minister that founded the Plymouth Bay Colony -John
Alden Robinson. His father started a crop spraying business in 1948 and John
was born in 1950 and grew up on airport in rural New York in a farming
community. He started working on biplanes and musical instruments at about
the same time -age 14. Most of his music instrument work during this period
was on banjos that John still occasionally plays.
John went to
several colleges where he became interested in building a superior guitar.
He earned degrees in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, Medical Lab
Technology and Secondary Education Certification (high school teacher) He
was working on a Masters degree in Education with Geology certification when
he left teaching to return to being a pilot and aircraft mechanic.
1990 he changed occupations to be an electrician and very shortly was making
more than working on airplanes and flying????
Most of John’s life he
has had problems with his writing He tried three times to pass New York high
school standard exam for English. It was not until latter, during his
teaching he discovered that he suffered from mild dyslexia. John most of his
life has sought out occupations that do not require writing but finally in
early 1995 he had a driving vision and set about writing a novel. His first
imaginative work Creating the Cybernetic Woman. In fairness, it was
more of a novelette about 120 pages single space type written on computer
that he had to learn to use, but, he did finish which is more than most
people ever do. He continues to revise the work and hopes once again to
bring it out. This is a quote from him in an introduction to anthology of
his short stories: ‘My Glimpses of the Cybernetic Woman’
cybernetic women are walking among us already. Perhaps you can spot one. She
may take the image that haunted me before I took up my writing in early
1995. She was an attractive young blond woman -young enough to be my
daughter- wearing gold-mirrored one-piece wrap-around lens sunglass. I was
following her -an old man with back problems bent over with a cane. She
turns to face me and I nearly ran into her. She is smiling down at hunched
over me as she with her right hand reaches up and lifts her blond hair up
and off the side of her head to reveal that her sunglasses temple pieces go
back to a shallow domed cup where her ear would be. It becomes oblivious
that the glasses and the ear cups are permanent. This was the origin of
Creating the Cybernetic Woman. There was also the feeling that she
was smiling at me because I had been instrumental in making her ‘Cybernetic
Transition’ possible and she was delighted with equipment.
continues to write to over come his handicap and has produce a number of
short stories as well as a second novel. He keeps a page of Science Fiction
where other stories can be requested or downloaded on his maliposamusic.com
that features his guitars.
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