I celebrate my birthday on or about Thanksgiving each year. In 2010, I turned fifty-six. Yes, I remember the days when dinosaurs ruled the earth. I was born in Southern California, but, as an Army-brat, I got to live in all four corners of the US as well as several cities and towns in Germany. I attended thirteen different schools from 1st grade through 12th, and my senior year was the only one that started and ended in the same school.
After leaving home at seventeen, I dabbled at being a university student – good times, not so good grades, spent three years in the Air Force, lived and studied in Denmark, and, just before settling in Portland, lived and worked in Wales and England.