I was born in Butte, Montana in 1941, but moved to Washington right after the war ended in 1945 and grew up near Seattle. So, I know rain.
After four years in the navy as a hospital corpsman I got a degree in English from the University of Washington, and then taught junior high language arts for thirty years. So, I know insanity.
I retired in 2003 and my wife and I sold our Seattle home in May of 2010, kissed the rain goodbye, and within a month bought a nicer home for half the money in Marana, Arizona.
I've tried to be a writer, mostly of stuff for young adults since I retired, but I'm having a difficult time convincing an agent that any of it is worth reading. I've sent out over 200 queries for my favorite piece, a 60,000 word story about a young girl and a South Dakota red-tail hawk. So, I know rejection.
My wife and I walk each morning for thirty minutes. She likes to cook and I like to eat. We enjoy long Sunday drives to explore small places and to try local restaurants. Our family clings to Seattle, as we try to embrace Tucson.
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