Long version, or short? Okay, let's do the intermediate version. I was born in Washington, D.C., raised in Maryland, played music in a few bands during the 60's and 70's (who didn't?), spent 29 years in Alaska as an electrician, traveled around the country in the late 80's-late 90's, met my wife online in 2002, got married about a week later, we moved to our current location in 2004 where we've been living happily ever after in the little mountain cabin we built. I began writing poetry in the late 90's when I was disabled and found I had time to spend enjoying the Arctic scenery. I stopped for a few years when I resumed my career and began writing again when I retired in 2016. I no longer drive and we no longer travel, but we're happy to be at home in our oasis.