I was born in 1946 - the first year of the Baby Boomers. I lived in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts most of my life - Pittsfield, Richmond and Lenox.
I graduated from the University of Mass in Amherst in 1968 with a BS in Mathematics. I did a two-year stint in the Peace Corps in the Philippines from 1968-1970 teaching high school modern mathematics. I later taught for eleven years and then became a computer programmer/analyst and eventually an MIS Director.
I currently winter in Florida and summer in upstate NY - with my 37-year-old African Gray Parrot, Little Pete. I enjoy playing piano and guitar as well as painting watercolors.
I started writing poetry when I was in my early teens. It has always brought me joy to express my emotions in writing. My poems tend to be quite straightforward. You won't need a dictionary or an encyclopedia to comprehend them. I like my poems to flow easily, and have the reader flow with my thoughts.
About the Author
The author was born in 1946 - the first year of the Baby Boomers. From 1968-1970, he did a two-year stint in the Peace Corps in the Philippines teaching high school modern mathematics. His memoirs from this experience is called “Hey Joe” – Poems and Stories from the Peace Corps. He taught junior and senior high math for eleven years, and later went on to become a computer full-fledged geek. He currently spends his winters in Florida and summers in the Adirondacks of upstate NY - with his 35-year-old African Gray Parrot, Little Pete. Other hobbies include playing piano and guitar as well as painting watercolors.