I am a retired high school English teacher, and former head girls' basketball coach at a small school in southern Oregon. I have lived for 35 years on a 30-plus acre farm in Oregon's Willamette Valley with my wife Jody. My memoir/poetry collection in The Big Picture Journal: A Song of Wind and Wolves, is my first published work. When I am not writing, I enjoy gardening and small building projects on the farm. My writing goal now is to publish something - memoir, poetry, essay collection - every year. My hope is that you will find my writing entertaining, mildly humorous, thought-provoking, or otherwise plain old weird. Thanks for visiting my site!