Born in St. Paul, Minnesota and raised through High School in San Francisco, Roger Hadlich's adult years have been characterized principally by their amazing variation.
Educated at Yale, Madrid, Middlebury and Michigan, with BA, MA and PhD degrees in hand, he embarked on an academic career. His professorial positions included Cornell, Rome (Italy), Alaska and Sacramento, finally settling him for 25 years at the University of Hawaii.
He has lived in Spain, Italy, Mexico, Poland and Japan. His travels include 20,000 Miles around the Pacific in a small sailboat, similar treks in motorboats in Europe and America, and a 55,000 mile RV trip throughout the U.S. and Canada. Along the way, he published more than 40 reviews, articles and books in the academic fields of Spanish and Romance linguistics and pedagogy.
His leisure interests include all kinds of sports (he was a 3-time All American diver in college), dancing of all sorts (ballroom, folk, hula, flamenco, etc.), choral music (he recently founded the Ashmolean Singers), and 'Goof' (which is what he calls his golf game.)
The publication of Games my Mother taught me culminates a life-long interest in language and word games.
He lives joyfully in Walnut Creek, CA with his wonderful wife, Leatrice Mirikitani