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Charlie Calvert is a programmer and writer who lives and works with his wife Margie and his two cats in Santa Cruz, California. He is the author of "Delphi 4 Unleashed," "C++ Builder 3 Unleashed," "Delphi 2 Unleashed," "Teach Yourself Windows 95 Programming in 21 Days," "Delphi Unleashed," "Teach Yourself Windows Programming," "Turbo Pascal Programming 101," and a contributing author of "Builder 4 Unleashed."He worked with his wife Margie to create an interactive Java tutorial, and he has been published in many different technical magazines. Charlie has spoken on technical subjects such as Delphi, C++, and Java at major industry conferences, and in many smaller conferences from Europe to Australia to the Far East. Originally trained as an English major, Charlie worked as a journalist and college English teacher before turning to the world of computers. He has a BA in both Journalism and Computer Science from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.
His interests include bicycling, hiking, playing folk guitar, listening to jazz, and writing poetry and fiction. A considerable portion of his free time is dedicated to spiritual pursuits within the Episcopal Church and various Buddhist and Hindu meditation traditions. Online, he can be found at http://www.elvenware.com.