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April 17 1956
Des Moines, IA
About Me
I grew up in a small city along the Mississippi in almost the exact middle of the U.S. I am a lifelong resident of Iowa, having spent most of my adult life here in the capital, whose metro area has a population of about 640,000. I come from a family of seven children, and my wife Juli and I have four children and ten grandchildren of our own. With our kids grown, Juli and I remain in the home place, a Cape Cod style house built in 1930. I am retired and delighted to have more writing time.
Type of Writer
Poetry and stories. I've completed 3 novels. I have printed two chapbooks and plan someday to print a full book of poems.
Writing Style
I like to write things which make my reader feel good about life. I withhold darker pieces; the world has enough darkness.
I love quiet time. Perhaps most writers do. I like walking to the library. I like reading. For years I have followed politics closely, but I am completely frustrated with U.S. politics now. I like comedy movies and television. I love my family.
Website / Homepage
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Group Memberships
The Rockin' Reviewers; The Poet's Place
Favorite Books
The Kite Runner, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Catcher in the Rye, Beach Music, My Antonia, The Princess Bride, A Separate Peace, Silas Marner, Tao Te Ching, Buddenbrooks, Anna Karenina, The Good Earth, Lost Horizons, Jrnl to the Self, Nobody's Fool
Favorite Authors
Ken Follett, Pat Conroy, Charles Dickens, Stieg Larrson, P.D. James, Ted Kooser, Raymond Carver, Pearl S. Buck, William Goldman, Richard Russo, Kent Haruf, Ian McEwan, Wayne Dyer.
Favorite Poets
Raymond Carver, Billy Collins, Raymond Roseliep, Steven Dunn, Ted Kooser
Favorite Quote
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." Robert Frost
Favorite Music
Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Al Green, pretty open-minded and enthusiastic about most music.
Favorite Movies
To Kill a Mockingbird, Moby Dick, The Sixth Sense, Jaws, MST3000, Christmas Vacation, Austin Powers 1 & 2, Dumb & Dumber, old science fiction movies.
Favorite Shows
Rifftrax, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Good Place, Fortitude, The Santa Clarita Diet, Seinfeld, The Twilight Zone
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2183125
    There's no place like home.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2201135
    When I change my bio on WdCom, I add the previous ones to this posting.
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #2176876
    You know, Gus, it's nice to see a smiling face now and then.
    Rated: E · Children's · #2226104
    The most entertaining bug in the sky at night, presenting Mr. Firefly!
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2228680
    Sometimes it helps to look up when you're feeling down.
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