C. David Gelly has authored numerous essays and short stories on global travel, athletic accomplishments and life experiences. A raconteur and oenophile of note, he is an avid marathoner and cyclist who explores unusual places in his travels on domestic as well as international assignments. He has plied his trade in government agencies as well as in the corporate ranks of many significant entities taking him through the streets and alleys of concrete canyons as well as the twists and turns of the Silk Road to the wheat fields of America’s heartland. He is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston and currently resides in North Carolina, as well as the mountains of southwest Virginia. Follow him on Twitter at FancyGap.