I’ve seen some stuff.  I’ve traveled.  I’ve eaten great food in 46 countries and 49 states (not yet to South Carolina; I was waiting for them to remove the Confederate flag from state capitol grounds, which they have now done).  I teach writing, argument, and literature at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington, USA.  I got engaged July 5, 2016 at Angkor Wat, Cambodia, married at Lake Tahoe, August 12, 2018.  I can’t abide any restrictions to free speech (fire in a crowded theater without a fire notwithstanding).  I want everyone to read more, eat better, think deeper, embrace complexity, simply.  And take naps.  Death Valley National Park is my place when I need a place to go to.img_6520-xl