Athirst in Spirit
About the Book
Richard Valencia is in the autumn of his life. He has suffered the tragic loss of his first wife and daughter. He has enjoyed a successful marriage of thirty years before the loss of his second wife to cancer. He has known the laughter and joy of grandchildren. Yet there remains an empty void in his heart. For several years, he has dedicated himself to the pursuit of knowledge in several disciplines to better understand the world and his purpose and destiny in it. Plasma cosmology, religion, and mythology are all disciplines that, together with traditional scientific pursuits, provide him a better understanding of the universe. He is working to index that knowledge in hopes of providing data from which he can begin to learn the answers. Will the love of a woman bring a deeper understanding to his quest?
About the Author
About the Author Eugene Sierras was born in Tucson, Arizona. He attended local schools and graduated from the University of Arizona in 1964. After graduation he was immediately called to active duty in the United States Naval Reserve. He received his commission from the Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. After completing the Damage Control Assistant Course and Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Warfare School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania he was assigned to the USS Rockville where he served until receiving orders to the Basic Naval Aviation Observer’s School in Pensacola, Florida via Pre Flight Training. He received his Navy Flight Officer Wings in 1967 and after completing Ready Replacement Training One in San Diego, California he was assigned to fighter squadrons aboard aircraft carriers and deployed both to Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean theaters. After an assignment to the Aviation Training Command he served a tour as Communications Officer aboard the USS Lexington. He completed his Navy career after completing staff officer and executive officer assignments. Eugene returned to Tucson, Arizona and completed a career with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.