I knew it.
There had to be an explanation as to why I was bitten in Florida more often than my wife. It was a female conspiracy...
An article about mosquitoes in The New Yorker reveals scientific evidence for what Rudyard Kipling told the world years ago: “the female is the most vicious of the species”.
No, not my wife!
According to the article, only female mosquitoes bite humans. Males, the gentle sex, are vegetarians.(http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2011/08/08/110808ta_talk_mead).
If only I had been able to attract girls during my teen years as easily as I had attracted mosquitoes, I might have had more fun. Now, I do not want to attract either…other than my wife, who seems to have resigned herself to the fact that she is stuck with me.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.