Born and raised in Massachusetts where he still resides, Tallberg graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in English Lit. Although he had once anticipated a career in academia, he ended up a quality control manager in the paint and coatings industry (long story, and very boring). He is happily married with three grown children, the oldest two of whom are (despite...or possibly because of...the best efforts of the Catholic Church) avowed secularists. Tallberg began reconsidering the entire concept of theism and religion while serving a tour in Viet Nam (1969-70) 1969-'70 and eventually "saw the light", embracing atheism over four years ago. On that score, he has no regrets. His website is http://www.bigfoot.com/~edtallberg.