Richard Badalamente

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Gender MALE
Industry Publishing
Occupation Author
Location Kennewick, Washington, United States
Introduction Richard Badalamente embarked on a writing career after starting his work life digging out sewer pipe, cleaning tile, and working in destruction. Finding he was ill suited for blue-collar jobs, Richard entered college and then joined the Air Force, where he wore blue collars for twenty years. Richard eventually earned his PhD and still sprightly after his Air Force career, joined a DOE national laboratory, working in a number of national security related areas. Following his retirement from this enriching endeavor, Richard embarked on his current writing career, perhaps in an effort to balance his previous successes with the bitter taste of failure. His articles, papers, essays, stories, and poetry have been published on Amazon.com's Kindle Direct Publishing, and in The Houston Literary Review, The Flash Fiction Carnival, Pen Pricks, Eat the State, a few newspapers, and lots of arcane technical journals. Richard writes fiction and non-fiction, sometimes confusing the two, especially when writing about politics. His paintings and photography often accompany his writings.
Interests Literature, poetry, art, history, archaeology, politics, psychology, sub-atomic physics, sports
Favorite Movies Dr. Strangelove or How I learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Bomb, The Age of Innocence, The African Queen, The Graduate, The Electric Horseman, Memento
Favorite Music Classical -- Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, etc. Also Opera -- love the Italian melodramas. Popular -- lots, inc. The Beatles (my #1), Queen, U2, Lyle Lovett, Mariah Carey
Favorite Books Anything by Cormack McCarthy, Richard Russo, Michael Ondaajte, Thomas Mcguane, Dennis Lehane, Wallace Stegner, Ivan Doig, John LeCarre', Carl Hiaasen, Elmore Leonard, Ann Patchett, Don DeLillo, E.L. Doctorow, Tim O'Brien, David Guterson, and I've forgotten the rest.

What matters when matter is antimatter? Where does the continuum lead? Who can shed light on black holes? How does the Puget Sound?