Meet new FAPA member Robert Schuldenfrei
You might ask, why does a 76-year-old retired computer programmer join a professional writers’ association? As so often happens, there is a short and long answer. The brief one is this: This March, I completed my one-year term as Commodore of the Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club (HISC). For years I have asked long-time members if they would write the history of the HISC in time for our 50th anniversary in 2021. Begging, cajoling, and pleading my case, no one would do it. Fine, I said, I will do it myself.
I have been writing all of my professional life. All of my titles are something like this: The MCS-3 Materials Requirement Planning User’s Manual. There’s a page-turner if there ever was one! I have done one vanity book on my late father’s life: You Do What You Want to Do, a biography of William H. Schuldenfrei as remembered by his son Robert. I give lectures on the American Civil War, so I have some experience in spinning a yarn. If you wants to see some of this work, turn to my website: www.s-i-inc.com.
For the last few months, I have been posting story drafts on a new history section of our website. But it has been a challenge to this old techie to write a history such that people will want to keep turning the pages. When my friend Robert Macomber, FAPA member and renown historian, suggested joining FAPA, I jumped at the chance.
You can read all the stories by visiting the history section of the club website by clicking on the button below, pick a decade and then browse the stories.