Some people are born to write; others find their way to the pen very slowly. The latter is my story. My english composition professor would be quite shocked to know that I write at all, since my forte’ was run-on sentences that never got to the point. Don’t let that scare you away though, I’m nearly cured.
I began writing about the experiences in my life and what I learned from them, when struggles piled up then wore me down time and time again. I began to search for the “whys” and began to grasp for hope like a drowning man grasping for a life ring. Now it’s time to share what I’ve been learning with the hope that others can find encouragement in the words written out of the troubled moments in my life. There is always a diamond buried beneath the rubbish in which we find ourselves swimming. The hard part is getting our eyes off the trouble and refocusing on finding that diamond.
I am married to an Alaskan crab and salmon fisherman and have three children; all graduated from college and in careers and one with a wife and kids.
Statistics: Majored in accounting at the University of Washington; An artist that specializes in watercolors and boat/fishing scenes; Illustrated a book about fishing accidents in Alaskan waters; illustrated a children’s book; Spent years as a community organizer and started a few non-profits along the way. Lastly I am a recorder of the lessons of life.
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