Please welcome KC Stangl on board as a new WIP writer! KC will be contributing articles and stories from the perspective of a recent transplant to Pittsburgh. Get a feel for his work by visiting his new blog The Herb Garden, and Other Life Lessons.
KC Stangl grew up in an Army family, spending his early years in Paris, France, Washington, DC, and finally State College, PA, where he graduated from high school, and entered the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA on a Navy ROTC scholarship.
Commissioned as an Ensign, US Navy, in 1979, he spent 8 years as a Naval Flight Officer, with duty stations all over the West Pacific and Indian Ocean. Upon leaving the Navy, he began a career as an acoustic sonar engineer for the Navy Dept., working in the Philadelphia area, Southern Maryland, and retiring, after 31 years of service, as an adviser to the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington DC.
He recently relocated to Pittsburgh, to reunite with his high school sweetheart, and is pursuing a writing career. He is also a musician, playing guitar and singing at various open stage venues, and hopes to pen a few original songs as well. His maternal grandfather, a professional chef, inspired a lifelong love of cooking, and his first attempt at a blog focuses on that, while providing some, hopefully, thought provoking reflections on life, love, and the challenges of finding meaning in everyday events, decisions, and actions.