Dr. Peter C. Foller received his Ph.D. in the first language he loved, chemistry, from the University of California at Berkeley. After a career in the management of research and development, serving tours in the service of companies both large and small, he opted for a back-to-his-roots retirement in the San Francisco Bay Area, now splitting time between "The City" and a suburban waterfront home. Determined to remain technically active, he participates in several start-ups though his advising and angel investing. At last having the time to indulge his broader interests, Dr. Foller enjoys delving into local history, struggling to fathom local politics, and, through his fiction, plotting out plausible ways to inspire people to take a greater interest in the long arc along the walls of his garage. When not exercising his MacBook Air, or sorting through an arcane chemical sensing opportunity, he can be found on the water, on the tennis court, or planning a next Asian adventure.