A public school teacher for 33 1/2 years, I’ve spent my life trying to help others improve their lives.  I’ve worked with middle school aged adolescents and high school age young adults.  I was trained in English and special education.  After retiring from public school I worked for 5 years at the community college level teaching basic writing instruction.  I stopped doing that when I discovered that I was working harder than my students.  I have also been employed in a variety of part time jobs from H & R Block, doing income taxes, clerking in a hardware store, a sporting goods store and managing a coffee shop.  Now I’m in Florida on a new adventure, supporting my wife’s teaching career, and developing my writing life when I’m not sweating the Florida environment.