Email Dave at Dave@Badtke.com.
After retiring from physics, having worked in various capacities from scientist to vice president for companies in Silicon Valley, I began writing for local newspapers and started the short-lived Carquinez Review community journal, which continues on as a nonprofit. You can find my old columns at CarquinezCounty.com, aka QCounty.com, which is a lot easier to remember. A few years later I decided to enroll at Mills College where I recieved my MFA in fiction. I now teach English at Solano College and for a few semesters in the past I taught astronomy at the College of Alameda.
My wife of 37 years is a Family Law Commissioner. Our older son, Lucas, lives in Japan with his wife Kaori. And while our younger son Joseph worked with him for many years, Joe returned to the States in the summer of 2008 to attend Columbia University Law School and now lives with his wife in Brooklyn.
Our older son, Lucas Badtke-Berkow, founded Knee High Media which publishes various magazines, including Paper Sky and Mammoth. His wife and our beautiful and incredibly intelligent daughter-in-law, Kaori Sakauri, used to be the editor of Tokion, the first magazine Luke founded and later sold. Kaori is now in charge of Mammoth. Their office and home is in the Shibuya ward of Tokyo.