Hello. My name is Donald Lively. I am 67 years old, retired USNavy (combat veteran, Vietnam, "brown shoe navy,"). I enlisted in the Navy before I could get drafted just after graduating from undergrad school. I studied biophysics in college but went no further in those studies after graduating. Subsequent graduate work is not in the sciences. I live in the MidAtlantic area of the USA. I have been a student of mathematics, physical and biological sciences since I started to read. To day, i continue my studies in various sciences, from a universalist / integrationist / "renaissance man" approach, therefore, based on my statement above, I am not professional scientist nor a cadre member within any science vocation. My main physical science interests - very generally - are astrophysics and astronomy, cosmology (though some people do not consider that "science"), particle physics, and a few others. I am glad - at least for this newby moment - to be here.