I was born and reared in Baltimore, Maryland. I am an Episcopal priest [retired] and while known as “Father” to my parishioners, I am just plain “Dad” to my sons, Jonathan and Geoffrey, and “Gramdaddy” to my grandson, Ryan. As a teacher for many years on several college campuses, I have engaged my students in the finer points of philosophy, logic, ethics, and world religions. I have also taught English grammar, voice, diction, and speech. My interest in philately began over forty years ago, following a visit to the United Kingdom where I was greatly impressed with the postage stamps of Great Britain. In addition to an extensive stamp collection, I have an enviable video and music library. I am a man of many and varied interests, and am currently researching a book entitled, “The Reel Monarchy: The British Monarchy Portrayed in Film.” Other projects still in progress are in the popular music genre with the working titles: “Moments to Remember: The Music of “the In-between Era” [1945-1955],” “Over There and Over Here: The Music of World War Two,” and “Glenn Miller as Sideman and as Leader: On and Off the Record [1928-1942].” My wife Lois and I lived at Down Ampney, our home for almost forty years, so named after the Gloucestershire birthplace of my favorite composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams [1872-1958]. Another reason for choosing the name is because Down Ampney was notable in medieval times as one of the principal seats of the powerful Hungerford family and a number of elaborate family monuments survive in the village church. Coincidentally, Hungerford is a family name associated with my wife, Lois. We currently reside at a retirement community in Pennsylvania.