Born in Central City, Colorado, mountain

lion prints in the snow out the window,

cross into Kansas (first pencil, first published

book -- “Poems” with Josh Warner, by

Truckstop Press), highschool in upstate

New York (learned the meaning of decrepit),

Grinnell College (intern, The Herald Register,

covered a triple murder and a record corn

harvest), Guatemala (wander, learning Spanish),

Stanford University, Tokyo (Stars and

Stripes newspaper, sharing elevator with Bechtel

spooks), Texas (Third Coast Magazine, fired on first

day as reporter at the Austin American Statesmen),

decrepit again in Allentown (health writer and editor

at Rodale Press), New York City (coffee table books),

South America (all of it, by bus, train and foot,

documented in unpublished novel), New York (Colors

Magazine -- working with the great designer,

Tibor Kalman,, one of the first

online magazines, Men’s Journal, New York Times

Styles and Magazine, GQ, and another unpublished

novel), Ecuador (a year in a cabin with no electricity,

unpublished novel), New York (Bomb Magazine,

The New York Times House and Home, Newsweek,

Martha Stewart Living, Smithsonian, many more),

unpublished novel, Brooklyn suburban sojourn 

(Epiphany magazine, the books: How to be President,

How to be a Hollywood Star, The Fruitcake Lady,

Alek: From Sudanese Refugee to International

Supermodel, Heroes Among Us, Winning Women,

and others), then back to Manhattan with the

kids and two coonhounds, where I cross to the

dark side of Madison Avenue and realize I love

not being a snob, doing marketing work for

RAPP (freelance digital storytelling and message

therapy), long-form work for the ever-engaging

Ty Montague, co-founder of Co: Collective,

former CCO of JWT, digital copywriting for Rokkan

and Traktor, concepts and long form for

E.O Integration, fascinating branding with

Dagr Nott & Associates. Creator of blogs for

those who can't blog (I like doing this!) -- a great life,

great collaborators, and right now working on

a book with Jim Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy, and

innovative thinker who just might bring light to the

1.2 billion on earth who lack it, thank God, because

that will illuminate this novel, Within, I'm about to

finish, which will lead me to the

end of the endless memoir, iteration 3,

Close Door Open: The Dogs, Smoke, Water, Jesus,

The House, some of these chapters written some still

waiting to flow. Peace to all of us.