Retired military; retired high school English teacher; now semi-semi-semi-professional banjo player. Strangely, I have a dog named Banjo the Dog. Hit our Instagram, @tophatbanjo, for banjo practice clips, transcripts of our conversations, 5k-a-day run maps, and lots more. I'm on Patreon and you can support my writing at patreon.com/distantatmospheres. Thanks!