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Ray Else

I am a software engineer and an author. Have written and published a few short stories, seven novels including 'All that we touch', 'Our Only Chance: An A.I. Chronicle', and the graphic novel 'Android Einna'. I like to travel internationally because I find it wakes up my sleepy brain from the day to day stuff. And I get ideas for my stories and books.
Check out my author page on Amazon for a good read.

Tarragona, Spain 1986

I was 29, married with 4 kids, when I finally got my bachelors and went to work as a business programmer for the Sedco Oil Drilling company downtown Dallas. I was green at working an office job – I’d worked mostly in factories and stores before this job. […]

Of Tombs and Ruins

On my first big trip alone, in my 30s, I went to Athens, Greece, to see the Parthenon, then on to Egypt, to Cairo/Giza to see the Great Pyramids and on to Luxor/Thebes to see the Temple of Karnak and the painted tombs in the Valley of the […]

In the beginning

I wrote my first travel blog 50 years ago, in a tiny padded blue My Trip Diary. Day One – Fort Worth, Texas (saw no cowboys) Day Two – Amarillo and beyond (saw plateaus and snow) Day Three – The Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest (false advertising) […]