Chicago. That was the starting place. You can take a guy out of the city, but you can't take the city out of a guy. So some of the city is invested in some of his writing.
Writing. He has done much of his writing for professional journals. But fiction has always been an interest to him; the time to devote to it was not always available in past years. Now it is.
Years ago, Rogers Park was the jumping off place. From there, you can send a guy to Adrian College in Michigan. Adrian College was a different kind of place, but a good place to begin life studies.
The University of Michigan was a good place for graduate study. U-M provided advanced degrees. The Ph.D. led to a career in academia, where a guy can earn money doing things he likes and can do well.
Still, a guy has to earn enough money to support a growing family. A wife and progeny deserve all that he can give them. But more than money, a guy must give them all the love and affection he can, because they give back everything he could possibly give them.
Being a professor in graduate education at Eastern Michigan University was a good place to do good things that had personal and social meaning. Having meaning means something!
Still, what means the most is Family, and at the center of the Family is Madelon, who is not only the head of the Family but the heart of it as well. Additionally, always there prominently, core members, a daughter and four sons, who are loving, resourceful and giving, their wonderful spouses, and 12 delightful, promising, and affectionate grandchildren. –Some guys have it all.