I taught many things in my career: geography, religion, history, computers. But mostly I taught science. Learning about plants, animals and the natural world is one of my primary passions. I love the mountains, forests, rivers and seas, and I much prefer nature over cities and man-made things.
Teaching has allowed me the free time to explore that passion. I have done my share of flying (before it became too expensive for the common man to do), mountain climbing, whitewater kayaking, hiking, and adventure travel.
It has been a good life all in all, I have worked hard, had a positive impact on some students, learned a lot, found myself a good wife, fathered three intelligent and healthy children, and became the proud grandfather of six marvelous grandchildren. I am very satisfied with how it has all turned out.
So now I begin a new chapter in my life: I'm off to explore the world on my motorcycle. I do this with the full blessing of my wife, who graciously encourages my lifelong dream of seeing the world. It is not a dream she herself shares, but she does promise to join me from time-to-time when I am in places she wants to see. I look forward to that. Meanwhile, I plan to do this traveling of mine in stages, coming home often and spending time with those I love.
My wife and me
My three children: Erin, Victoria and Jessica
My sister, Dena