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 Alaska on a new adventure, supporting my wife’s teaching career, substitute teaching, and developing my writing life when I’m not adventuring the Alaskan frontier.