Born and raised above the Mason-Dixon line, Robert Bernardini
fell in love with the South when he first transferred to Florida State
University in Tallahassee. The climate and the traditions of this region suited
him just fine, and he realized that he wanted to make it his home. He has lived
in the South ever since.
He first worked as an environmental engineer for the state of
South Carolina from June 1983 to January 1990, and then pursued his doctorate
degree in biomedical sciences at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
He also has a degree in nutritional science from the American College of Health
Sciences, in Austin, Texas.
Bob enjoys most sports, especially golf, as well as
photography, gardening, and reading and discussing philosophy. His favorite
quote is "when all else fails, follow direction" because he believes
that life can be easy if you simply pay attention. His interest in song writing
led him to co-write a record album based on his first book, A Southern
Time Christmas with Nashville songwriter Don Vinson. One song, "Ain't
That What Christmas Is About?" made it to number five on the Cashbox
Magazine Christmas Song Chart in 1990, and another song, "Santa Claus
Is Comin' to Our Town," reached number eight nationwide in 1992 on the
independent radio station charts nationwide.
Above all a writer, Bob has published articles in The
Synchronicity Quarterly, Health Living Magazine, and The
Charlottesville Observer. He has also written an unpublished novel entitled
"The Wind." His writing relates to his eclectic life-style in that he
draws from many fields and philosophies to explore, question, and learn.
A member of the American Society of Nutritional and Dietary Consultants, Mr.
Bernardini is currently a self-employed marketing consultant, free-lance writer,
and entrepreneur. He now makes his home in Amherst, Virginia.