I am a retired minister from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) living in the hills of the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. During the course of my ministry, I began writing poetry a little over thirty years ago. The process and the product alike have been favorable to me. I began a few years of attendance on the online poetry workshop Desert Moon Review in April 2004, finding that involvement helpful to me as a poet. I currently live in West Virginia with my wife of forty-six years, a pair of dogs, and a handful of cats. We have adopted a pair of ducks in recent months.