My "life story" will begin with my formative years, my childhood and student days at the University of Vienna, including my dissertation. It will be followed by my teaching appointment as an Instructor at the II. Chemical Institute of the University of Vienna. The urge to see other lands, learn other languages and scientific methods led to the Wandering Years that brought me to the United States. After three years spent as a Research Associate at the University of Michigan and at Princeton University I spent more than 13 years in an industrial career at the Du Pont Company in Wilmington. I returned to Academia when I received an invitation to join the University of Massachusetts as Full Professor, a second academic career ensued; as an established scientist. I concluded the last part of my career as the Herman Mark Professor of Polymer Science, an endowed chair at Polytechnic University in New York and the first endowed chair in polymer science.