I want every child to have the same head-start that my mother and father gave me! Looking back, there were Golden Books all the way to Louis L'amour. My dad never missed an edition of Readers Digest and I was reading those by 10, especially stories about animals. My parents were always encouraging me to read, or were reading to me. My mother would always hunt for used books. So, there was always a book for me to read.
Please, encourage your kids to read, really, it is one of the best gifts you will ever give them.
I was born in 1950 in Denver, CO. At age 14, my family moved to Southern California where I graduated from High School and went on to Junior College in Los Angeles.
In 1970 a career opportunity opened up and I moved to Seattle, WA. I was married in 1972, and I spent the next 30 years in the electronics distribution business. In 2005 I spent a few years ruining a good hobby, finish carpentry and woodworking, by turning it into my second career.
In 2010 I moved to Arizona where I now live at the base of Superstition Mountain in Gold Canyon. I enjoy the warmth and the southwestern sights I remember visiting as a child. It was after moving here that I found the time to work on Pokey and Sparky, and a delight that has been.
I am a Christian and attend Spring of Life Christian Church in Mesa, AZ and give Thanks to God for the blessings of my life, for my family, for the great career I had, for the talents that I have been given, and the blessings I continue to receive every day.