Don Hirsch is 63 years old (he was born the same year as the first flying saucer sighting). He dropped out of high school and spent four years in the U.S. Navy. Three of those years he spent aboard the destroyer U.S.S. George K. McKenzie, which was frequently involved in the shore bombardment of North Vietnam, and spent one year of volunteer shore duty in Vietnam on a river patrol boat barge, located North of Da Nang.
Upon leaving the military he wrote several novels, newspaper articles and Internet magazine essays for the American Populist Review. He traveled extensively throughout the United States, supporting himself as a Dishware Maintenance Technician. He currently lives in Portland, OR where he is a jazz kazooist, retired, a bachelor with a penchant for living in sin, and a bibliomaniac.