Get to know me!
View of Beach from Penthouse Balcony
Born in New Britain CT in 1947, grew up in the Boston MA area, and graduated from Newton North High School in 1965. Played football for Springfield College, Springfield MA until soph. year due to a career ending injury. Worked my way through college as a commercial fisherman on Scallop Boats out of New Bedford MA fishing 100 miles offshore for 10 days per trip on the George's Bank. Graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1969, and with the degree of Master of Public Administration (MPA) In 1975 from the highly renown BYU Marriott School of Business, Romney School of Public Service and Ethics. First professional job in 1969 was as the Director of a Boys' Clubs of America in an African American community in Trenton NJ. Retired in 2014 from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Criminal Alien Division. Live in SOMD on Whites Neck Creek a Potomac River tributary with special spouse Nancy Lord Zearfoss, Ph.D., The Ohio State University. Nancy (DRZ/DRZPHD) is a vocalist and keyboard player in local classic rock bands - Go to https://www.bandmix.com/drzphd/ and to see more about her career go to https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0954043/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr14
Main advocation is overseeing the rental of our 1,850sf Beachfront Penthouse Condominium Suite on the 22nd Floor of Playa Azul III in Luquillo Puerto Rico with 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. See www.luquillobeachpuertorico.com and www.VRBO.com/20213 Main hobby is collecting, buying, selling, and repairing vintage Lionel Trains where I am an internationally recognized author (Greenberg's Guide to Lionel Trains: Postwar - F3 Diesels) and expert in classic Lionel Trains. Home property is an 18 acre apple farm with 1,131' of waterfront and a 120' pier great for crabbing, fishing, and boating on 400 yard-wide Whites Neck Creek a Potomac River tributary . Loving my waterfront home; Puerto Rico Beachfront Penthouse Suite; 2014 Corvette Stingray vert; and Nancy, family, & friends with Nancy and my daughters at the top of the list.
Family history on my mother's side includes the world famous landscape artist Frederick Edwin Church (mother's maiden name is Church), and poet Emily Dickenson where I am a member of the Dickenson Family Association. Mother was a DAR President. I continue the family legacy of revolt against tyranny.
I have the socio/political novel BoonDOGgle now out in print in hardback w/dust jacket, paperback, and eBook by all online booksellers including Amazon & Kindle, Barnes and Nobel & Nook, Walmart, Politics and Prose, Go to the webpage www.boonDOGgle.dog for more information. The basic dystopian theme is the we humans have killed ourselves off through war, racial injustice, societal upheaval, and pandemics among other causes, and with a higher level of intelligence at least for awhile Dogs rule the earth where every Dog has his day. The online Indie Reader says of BoonDOGgle,
"Richard Lord’s BoonDOGgle is a creative and interesting idea, with a solid crack at worldbuilding and a vigorous and lively style about what would happen if dogs developed human-level intelligence and took over the world."
President Biden writes, "I look forward to writing the next great chapter in American history with you," and my Congressman and Congressional Majority Leader Steny Hoyer writes,
“The themes you discussed are compelling and philosophical, and I thank you for your creative talents producing meaningful works for the community.”
I also am the webpage creator and administrator for "The Comprehensive Guide to the 7th District" www.7thDistrict.org of St. Mary's County, Maryland.
Words to Live By: From my college floorball experience I learned one very important life lesion, "When up against overwhelming odds of a more powerful force where you cannot win, make your opponent pay a higher price in winning than you pay in losing".
Love sitting on our porch with Nancy from our 1919 era home 75' from the water with a 3-sided wrap around porch w/roof, and also listening and watching Nancy sing & perform with her classic R'N'R bands. Two favorite people are wonderful daughters Elizabeth & Elicia. Liz has a BFA degree from Utah State University (USU) and is the Lead Graphics Artist and Designer for the Office of the President of USU, and Lee has a BFA degree from USU and an MFA degree in Costume Design from UCONN, and is a Supervisor in the Costume Design Department of the Metropolitan Opera in NYC.
The Lovely & Talented DRZ
"There isn't a day that goes by I do not thank God for Nancy, although some days I am more thankful than others"
This is where we veg & chill out man - Like way cool & groovy place to crash & hang dude!
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