After All

After All : A Collection of Poems and Essays about Life and Spirit

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"After All" captures the essence of the human experience through a collection of essays and poems. These 10 essays and 30 poems range in mood from sassy and humorous to reverent and deeply spiritual. Daryl uses his varied background to touch on a wide variety of subjects: down sizing, SCUBA diving at night in WWII ship wrecks, the donut like architecture of the universe, relationships, life, death, the cosmos, the experience of time, dying, and the meaning of life. A few of the poems and essays presented here incorporate the topics of war and reintegration, drawing on the author's experiences in the Vietnam War as a Marine on the front lines. Daryl Eigen had a stellar career as an engineer and executive in high tech communications. After retirement Daryl returned to his first love of writing. He is author of the well-received war memoir "A Hellish Place of Angels" that documented his time as a combat Marine in Vietnam.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 168g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514358301
  • 9781514358306

About Daryl Jay Eigen

Biography: Daryl Eigen Daryl served in the US Marine Corps Infantry in Vietnam (66-67) and was awarded 3 Purple Hearts, the Combat Action Ribbon, among others. He authored a well-received war memoir, "A Hellish Place of Angels," available everywhere. Daryl received a bachelors in a double major: Psychology and Math, and a masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He invented an algorithm for NASA to analyze satellite data and created a software implementation of a neural network under a special science grant. He later received a PhD in Engineering from Northwestern University under a full Bell Labs scholarship. Daryl had a successful career in high tech communications. He joined Bell Labs where he created popular telephone services such as Calling Card Service, the partial automation of collect (the first network application of voice recognition), and others. In addition, he and his team created a new network node that measures the health of the intelligent network in real time. Working for several companies, including Siemens, he helped pioneer the digital optical network that underlies the internet. Daryl authored numerous publications and talks and held a number of senior positions, such as senior vice president of the International Division of a Fortune 100 company, and CEO of several venture-funded high-tech companies. After retiring from his corporate career in 2007 he obtained a 2nd Master's degree in Psychology from Sofia University. For several years he contributed his time to DePaul, a low-income alcohol and drug rehabilitation center serving vets, and currently enjoys traveling, biking, hiking and writing. His highest accomplishment was marrying Jeevani Lucy Eigen, a beautiful, smart, and loving woman. Daryl is the proud father of Tony, Lori, Molly, and Sarah and grandfather to Amelia, Sophia, Zoe and Norah.show more