I am a technical writer and editor with a passion for life and a propensity to learn. I am seemingly attracted to all things adverse to me, and I have developed a small obsession with things that are cute and furry. As luck would have it, most animals seem to have an innate fear of me; I have been known to strike the fear of humans into an otherwise sensible hamster.
That being said, I am also an ex-teacher turned professional writer, artist, musician, and lover of dogs. I spill orange soda and miso soup into my keyboard, trip over pebbles in the road, and pet stray cats in strange countries.
I’ve spent the past five years searching for a picket fence of a different variety. As a young adult, my life was wildly exciting and unusually outrageous. But, over time, I began to realize that my ambition had changed focus and my aspirations were taking on the form of a humble repose. I suppose I was in search of a different kind of adventure—albeit the contradiction of adventure altogether—and I think I’ve finally found it.
Now, I live in an old farmhouse with five wild dogs, a killer cat, and one beautiful wife. It’s not what it used to be, but there’s certainly never a dull moment. And, I wouldn’t have it any other way. From catastrophe to mediocrity with no certainty: these are the adventures of my anti-mid-life-crisis…and the animals we’ve picked up along the way.