Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, moved to Austin, Texas in 1991, two days after graduating college and 20 years after graduating high school. Earned my master's in legal studies and legal administration in 1999 at age 46.
Discovered Lawrie after leaving Nebraska and gaining some perspective on where I was from and what I wanted to do. Spent the better part of a decade traveling, researching and writing the book, while working full time in public service.
Am lucky in love, happily married and wealthy in friendships. Love music, politics, and finally, in my mid-fifties, have discovered fitness. Getting back to the physique I had up until I finished the blue collar chapter of my life and started the sedentary white collar one.
Happy almost all the time.