I enjoy  growing and cooking delicious food, playing music, meeting people, near and far, foraging in the murky past,  then, writing about it all. It’s like doing it twice.


I was born and spent my early years in the North End of Saint Paul, MN, US, where I currently reside.  I’ve worked as a professional musician most of my life, performing in the US, Europe, Central and South America.

Other jobs I have had include: soldier, taxi driver, sheet rocker, tree planter, software developer, chef, dishwasher, truckdriver, music teacher, tamale vendor, urban farmer, railroad worker and a scattering of day jobs.

Being a father has been the most exciting, educational and rewarding career.

Following my interests, I write on a free range of topics, some stories have evolved into books !

I often see faces in trees, clouds and toast.


A few poems

Veteran’s DayIf war produces one thing it’s lots of cemeteries andIn cemeteries there are no enemies— Heaven and Earth, film by Oliver Stone I remain unable to re-enter the atmosphereSuspended in disbelief that we continue manufacturingWars and marketing them like mattress salesAs I claim my free lunchMy compass no longer points northIn the universe there …