Born in 1947 in Modesto Ca.  Went to school in Ceres Ca.  I was described as one of the jocks.  Playing on the football, track, swimming and wrestling teams.

     Tried going to College, didn't like it.  Enlisted in the Marines in 1966.  Volunteered for Vietnam and had no problems with my tour, but found I was hated by alot of my countrymen when I came home.  Then realized I really didn't care what they thought.

     I've driven a cab, cowboyed, drove a wrecker, planted trees, washed dishes, pumped gas, been a master automotive computer technician and worked as a construction millwright ultimately doing whatever it took to pay the bills.

     My wife Paula and I have 3 boys, 2 girls, 6 grandkids, 1 great grandkid, 1 cat, and 3 Boston Terriers.  We have lived in Cottage Grove Or since 1985.

     After I retired my oldest daughter decided we should write a book together.  We are still working on that one.  I found that I was having fun with this writing thing I originally had hated in school.  So much that while waiting for her section of our book to be written, I sat down and wrote "Last in his class".

     Now I have started a separate follow-up book set in the same universe and sharing a few characters in the works.