I used to put a long list of all my great and varied accomplishments right here in this space (In truth, it was rather short.) hoping it made me look important. Now that Iím forty, Iím not sure I see the value. Yes, I have a few degrees and I worked hard to get here, but saying all that reminds me of the story of the guy who walked barefoot, backwards, through the snow, uphill both ways, carrying his horseÖto school. (Iím scratching my head.)
Hereís some of the stuff that matters.
Christy and I married in 1993. If you include dating, Iíve known and loved her for more than half my life. She is and always will be the home for my heart. We have three boys. Charlie, John T. and Rives. They range from 12 to 7. Folks often ask me, which of my books do I like the best. You might as well line up my sons and ask me who I love the most.
My hobbies are bow hunting, working out (a blend of old school stuff and martial arts, called Fight Fit) and Tae Kwon Do. Currently, Iím a blue belt and Iím the least flexible person youíve ever met. The guy that trains me, laughs everytime I start warming up. My boys are far better at Tae Kwon Do than I but I doubt they have as much fun Ė I get to do and watch. They just do.
I also like to write, but thatís another story.
Books:Send Down the Rain, May 2018
Water from My Heart, May 2015
Thunder And Rain, April 2012