The author was born restless in the middle of WWII. He squandered a free education at Colgate University and a career in corporate management, to cross America on horseback. He has worked on an oyster sloop on Long Island Sound and as a working cowboy in Aspen. He was a logger in Centennial, Wyoming and an artist's model in New York City. He has worked on the slaughter house kill floor in Denver and trucked 48 states with his own tractor/trailer. He bartended in Seattle and ran heavy equipment in Alaska. And he has crossed the country by rail - in handcuffs. After settling down in Massachusetts it became clear that his bizarre journey resembling a leaf blown by the wind would have no redeeming value unless he told the stories. He has published short works regionally and internationally. The Mescalero Project was his first published novel.