Throughout my life I carried a passion for both writing and for art. I found inspiration from the sights, sounds, and life that all around. Those inspirations sprouted and grew into works of art as well as poetic works.
"A Quiet Night in June" , is the first compilation of the poems I penned. I took was inspired from the opening poem, "Reflections on Cherry Blossoms and Pagodas." That poem recalled the magical world of Japan through the eyes of a college junior visiting the land for the very first time. I created the seventeen watercolor illustrations to accompany the poems.
I was born and raised in central Indiana. I hold degrees from Anderson University (History and Political Science) and Ball State University (Elementary Education and School Adminstration). I taught for sixteen years, was an elementary school principal for twenty, and a county economic development director for four before retiring.
Look for my second compilation of poetry, "Sunshine and Stormy Weather," coming soon.