Before you begin reading my biography, let me warn you: You may find it pretty boring.
I’ve had some really cool adventures and experiences, but so have lots of other people. My biography is sort of a combination diary and travelogue, with a few observations thrown in.
To save you the trouble of wading through it, let me give you a brief overview.
I was born in Winner, in rural South Dakota, in 1955. I was a passionate naturalist, bookworm and adventurer from an early age.
After graduating from high school, I enlisted in the Navy after a recruiter told me I could study oceanography. I discovered that I had been lied to and was instead shuttled into a position monitoring submarines. During my stint in the Navy, I spent time in San Diego; Key West, Florida; Newfoundland and Washington State.
After my discharge from the military, I traveled widely, crossing the U.S. by car, train and hitch-hiking, spending some time in Hawaii, then spending a couple months in Kenya, Africa.
After returning from Kenya, I enrolled at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, beginning classes in 1978. I spent a year at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks before returning to WWU for graduation.
I worked as a wildlife biologist in Alaska for nearly a decade, also working on a few projects in Washington, Florida and Mexico.
In 1984, I moved to Seattle, where I began working as a teacher a year later. Horrified by the corruption and tyranny I witnessed, I became a whistle-blower, a political activist and a candidate for public office.
Today, I keep busy with writing, web design and political activism. I have many interests — far more than I have the time or money to pursue. As they say, life is too short.
Like I said, my full biography may sound a little cheesy, but I guess you can make that decision yourself. If you want to learn more about my background, begin with West Dakota. If you’re just interested in my political activities and ideas, then you definitely want to explore the Politix section.