I was raised in places that grew me including a small Idaho farm town and a ragged neighborhood in St. Louis. My wife, Joyce, and I currently live on a scenic hill in northeast Washington.
I graduated from BYU in economics and received an MA degree in political behavior from Arizona State. I served a church mission as a young man in Australia and later, with Joyce, in Romania. I am a community and church volunteer including serving as a chaplain in the Orange County jails for many years. I enjoy landscape photography and am the author of articles, poetry, hymns, novels, and self-help books.
I have a hopper full of singular experiences including flying with a major party US presidential candidate in his small plane when an engine conked out. These often, in one form or another, find their way into my books.
If I could use just one word to describe my life, it would be grateful.