Bachelor in english literature, Harvard University, 1958. Master of Arts in psychology (honorary), Miskatonic University, 1976.
Reporter Times-Pacayune, Providence, 1956—1962. Analyst Environmental Conservation Department, Washington, 1962—1963. Freelance writer New York City, 1963—1974.
Analyst Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, 1974—1976. Frreelance writer New York City, since 1977. Consultant International Business Machines Corporation, New York City, 1983—1984, Xerox, New York City, 1985—1986, Compaq, New York City, 1996—1997.
Corporal United States Army, 1950-1951, Korea.
Advisor for minority recruitment Democratic Socialists of America, New York City, 1977—1985, Working Families Party, New York City, 1986—2002.
Married Elaine Jackie Spooner, October 8, 1952 (divorced September 5, 1979).