Welcome to my new blog site. I am a retired physician who spent seven months as a Ship’s Doctor aboard a Coast Guard icebreaker, including five months cruising and busting ice in Antarctic oceans. My focus for this blog will primarily be about all things directly or indirectly related to Antarctica, particularly topics discussed in my nearly finished novel, Wind, Fire and Ice: The Perils of a Coast Guard Icebreaker in Antarctica. I will be writing about such as things as the Southern Ocean, Antarctic history, Sir Earnest Shackleton, polar icebreakers, geography, medicine, ecology, marine science, expedition psychology, global warming and military life. But I’m not going to paint myself into a corner regarding the topics I’ll cover. I have an adventurous spirit and a curious mind. One of the joys of starting any writing project is not knowing exactly where it will end. Although I may stray from central topics from time to time, I’ll always try to keep things interesting.