About me? I'm a North American living in Brasil. Reading and writing have been the focal points of my life for many years. I am also a collector of different things; pieces of wood from which I make abstract figurines, rocks of all kinds, bottles of different shapes and sizes, books of all genres, candle sticks of all different materials, beer steins and knives. Sometimes I draw or sketch and other times I paint. Because of a physical infirmity, I have also taken to making canes from fallen trees and cut limbs that are lying on the sidewalks. I love to create things. It all comes with the territory.