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Mac McGovern

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Member since: Mar 01, 2012

Mac McGovern was born in Dubuque, Iowa and lived there most of his youth. Most of his adult life he served in the US Navy, retiring in 1995.

Mac has varied experiences in the US Navy as a Chief Hospital Corpsman, Cardiopulmonary Technologist, Director of the Naval School of the Health Sciences Cardiopulmonary Technique School and of the Encephalography Technique School. He developed and implemented "The Competency Based Instructional Systems Program" for use in all technical training programs in all military services. It is still the standard in use today. He served as a Medical Recruiter, Educator, was the first Master Training Specialist in the Navy and is a State of Florida Journeyman Recruiter. As a civilian, he worked as a Home Improvement Executive, and Licensed Florida Roofing Contractor. He has written and published a book of poetry and utilizes his extensive knowledge in writing poetry, articles, and blogs.

Mac writes from the heart and is influenced somewhat by what he sees, feels, hears, and to a larger extent, what is gleamed from his minds eye. Today, Mac resides in Pensacola, Florida with the inspiration and love of his life, his wife Sandra.

In May 2011, he began developing a new poetic form called "Interchanging Poetry." A narrative combining poetry with discussion, debate, dialog, or description; using poetry to emphasize the narrative. The purpose, to develop interchanging literary devices to enhance poetic discourse.

Mac depends on two quotes to assist him in writing, particularly when he has the dreaded writers block. They are:

"Think you can or think you cannot, you are always right."

"No matter what you write, someone will love it."

He bids you venture into his realm of "what the mind can conceive, the pen can achieve" as a friend and leave as family.

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