was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1935. After high school he began his career of many F’s in several universities both in the U.S. and abroad. After receiving an undergraduate degree in Geology and working on oil rigs, his friend of over 50 years, Charley Plymell, recommended him to the Director of the Writing Seminars at The Johns Hopkins University. He accepted. At the time, he was working in Oahu, Hawaii as a dry wall hanger and taper. Previously, he had been an active rodeo rider and became a member of the RCA. He drove stock cars for SCCA and for Donald Healy of Birmingham, England, driving in National races in Germany, France and Italy. His last job was as a relief driver for Maserati of Turin, Italy. Along the way, he acquired five marriages, (three lost to death), a retirement from the Merchant Marine, and businesses in Hong Kong and Santa Rosa, California. He has three daughters, has resided in 22 countries, and has enjoyed a charmed marriage to his present wife for 19 years. His publications include, Dreams of Straw, Auerhahn Press, San Francisco, 1963; West by East by West, Cauthern Publications, London, England, 1973; Kansas Collateral, Cherry Valley Editions, Cherry Valley, New York, 1978; Wild Whispers, Synaesthesia Press, San Francisco, 2001; Practicing To Be A Zoo Animal, Butcher Shop Press, Long Island, New York, 2003; and Leaky Valves, Glass Eye Books, Florence, Massachusetts / Ecstatic Peace Books, Northampton, New York, 2011.