About Me…

I grew up in Almont, Michigan, lived in North Carolina for a short time and now I live in Oceanside, California.

I worked in a gray iron foundry pouring molten iron, molding forms, shifting weights and stocking a cupola, very dirty work! I have been a carpenter, and I spent two years in Grafenwöhr, Germany while serving a three year tour in the US Army. I have written for daily newspapers in Michigan and California, and worked for many productive years for the USPS. The good fortune of these life-long moves and occupations has been the opportunity to study and absorb the diverse cross-section of society I have stumbled across. Overall, I feel my journeys have taught me well, well enough to know there is always more, much more to learn.