I was born in Iruma, Saitama, Japan, where my father, a career soldier in the USAF, and my mother were stationed during the Korean War. Being brought up in a service family, I spent my childhood living in places such as Key West, West Palm Beach, Mobile, Baton Rouge, West Warwick, Washington D.C., Anchorage, Omaha, Guam, the Cayman Islands (my mother's original home), and Springfield, Massachusetts. Entering the service after two years of college, in 1972 I became trained as a USAF 463 Special Weapons Technician. I attended college classes while in the Air Force, and, upon discharge from the military, enrolled at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.


In 1978, after graduating from the UMPI with a B.S. Degree in Social Science, I began my public school teaching at the Clinton Elementary School in Fairfield, Maine. In 1980 I started at the Junior High in a 7th-grade classroom. In 1982 I began teaching 8th-grade Social Studies/U.S. History. In 1999, studying with my friends in a seventeen month blitz effort, I earned a Masters Degree in Technology.


After twenty-eight years in the classroom, I “retired” from public school teaching. My new residence is a studio apartment overlooking Main Street and the Concourse in downtown Waterville, Maine. I write, and, having published my "first" book, I am very slowly working on an “epic” novel. I take pictures, journal, sometimes work at Re-Books, my friend’s used book store, and, weather permitting, spend as much time as I can exploring the country atop my motorcycle.  Most of all, I cherish the precious moments I get to share with my two wonderful daughters, Liz and Adrien.

Winter 2014

Key West 1956

Anchorage 1958

Denver 1973

Boddentown 2005

West Bay 2008

Waterville 2007

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