Hector M. Rodriguez
Hector M. Rodriguez is originally from San Antonio, Texas and received his bachelor’s degree in Geology from St. Mary's University. He worked in the private sector in the 1980’s developing policy and procedures for Resource Conservation Reclamation Act, specially Leaking Underground Storage Tanks Programs. He served three years in the United States Army assigned to the III Corp Engineering Intelligence providing detailed terrain analysis to battalion level command. He joined the Department of Energy in 1994 serving in the Environmental Compliance and Assurance Division at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Southeast Washington State. While at Hanford he managed the site-wide numerous environmental programs and contributed to policy development and program implementation. He transferred to National Energy Technology Laboratory in 2004 as a manager and coordinator for environmental programs and related site management projects. He retired from Federal service in 2016.
He currently pursues various passions and interests including gardening, scouting, writing, traveling, playing guitar, reading, acting, lecturing, investing, cycling, cooking, and spending quality time with his family and friends. He considers himself a pretty good example of an aging, middle of the road boomer, coming to terms with his eventual demise. He is an advocate for environmental issues, specifically the reversal of global warming, clean air, clean water and sustainable plant based human existence. He believes the most important thing we can do is provide for the education of our families and the recognition that all lives matter and should be treated with dignity, respect, and equal opportunities for education.
What Happened to Joe French?
Mystery, Puzzle, Reward
"What Happened to Joe French?" is a mystery, a puzzle and a whirlwind adventure of a misguided young black man. He has issue in his young life that leads him into a confused state of reality, delving him into deception after deception. The reader has to figure out what happened to him and if they can, they will receive a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Your head will spin on this one!
The Path Taken - A Father and Son's Journey to Santiago de Compostela
Along the Camino Frances
Self-Reflection, Travel, Human Interaction, Global Community, Relationships, Family, Catholicism, St. James, The Way, Miracles
This is a story about an aging boomer and his young sons' pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago. In the summer of 2016, they set out from their home in Oregon and embark on an adventure that reeks of humanity and humans. The story captures everyday people, events, laughs, cries, dinners, the pain of blisters, the healing of the soul and the opening of the mind. It's about the people they met along their forty-four day journey. It is said miracles happen on the Camino de Santiago, and people along the way provide opportunities to share experiences and humanity in the rawest sense. Miracles do happen on the Camino and this story is a peek into how life's journey and adventures can touch the soul.
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