David L Kurtz

During his high-school days, no one in Salisbury, Maryland, would have mistaken Dave Kurtz for a scholar. In fact, he was a mediocre student, so bad that his father steered him toward higher education by finding him a succession of back-breaking summer jobs. Thankfully, most of them have been erased from his memory, but a few linger, including picking peaches, loading watermelons on trucks headed for market, and working as a pipe fitter's helper. Unfortunately, these jobs had zero impact on his...See more