Ed has had a wide variety of life experiences he can draw on for his writing. By the age of 21, he had traveled completely around the world. His native language is Dutch. He enjoyed a 20-year career as a certified rehab counselor, career counselor, disability management specialist and vocational expert witness. Thereafter, he had a successful 20-year career as an IT Project Manager. He is a proud U.S. Army veteran with tours of duty in South Vietnam and West Germany. He loves conducting research for his writings and his current interest is in retirement issues and helping baby boomers live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.