I began writing poetry around my work as a minister in the early 1980s, finding that writing helped me see what I engaging in life around me. I found I wrote about the people I met, overheard, saw on the street, about anything that caught my eye and my imagination in the world through which I moved. After a while people began to say my poetry was pretty good, including some people whose opinion I thought mattered. Eventually, I chose to collect these poems from the last few years to share more broadly.
I am a retired minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). My wife, Kathy, and I have been married for 43 years, raising 5 daughters and now enjoying 11 grandchildren spread across this country and France.
We now live in northern West Virginia, on a 5 acre plot in the country with our two Australian Shepherd Dogs and a few cats.