I'm a programmer, writer, and programmer-writer with the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. I write efficiency tools, focusing on Microsoft Office documents, most notably Word documents. I once wrote a product tracking application, in part making sure astronauts have clean underwear. Mundane perhaps, but the astronauts appreciate it. I have documented APIs for a long time, first at Microsoft, and then at NASA.

In my so-called spare time I write about programming, APIs, and Microsoft Word automation. I've authored three books. I have a API documentation book coming out in spring of 2018 and before that was "The Secret Life of Word." Both from XML Press (, available at and 10,000 other online bookstores. My first book as "Introduction to Microsoft Kokanee" (2002, Microsoft Press), about Microsft's speech recognition software.