I am a writer and photographer, before that a bit of everything. I became a writer and photographer by default; I maintain those practices because they take me amazing places and let me collaborate with wonderful people-like Matt. I live in Milford, Ohio with my beloved Rebecca. I have three sons, and a ragged collection of cats and dogs. Becky and I are also very involved with working with the mentally disabled. She is a long time special education teacher and administrator. We have amazing twins who live with schizophrenia. My heart and soul live alternately in Paris and Taos; New Orleans and New York; Northern CA, and The Four corners region. In short, I believe the world's a ridiculously interesting and beautiful place, especially America; and it shouldn't be reduced to sound bites.