I’m an author who lives and works in the Hills. I’ve watched more movies than you’ve had hot dinners and I enjoy writing about education, with a particular emphasis on home schooling and helping parents with children who are at school. I contribute articles to The Foothills on education and dog psychology (I’m the bloke you see walking with the two fluffy white dogs). I’m currently trying to remain sane as well as writing a biography of Gavin Smith and SOUPEES. I love Italian food and walks in the rain. I take one day at a time but occasionally I’m attacked by several days at once. I think that we should all live in peace but I also think that that is unlikely. Several people would like me to live somewhere else but I really like it here. My amazing wife and I have lived in the hills for a little over thirty six years. My favourite colour is green and so is my favourite car. I’m amazed that I have lived this long, and I hope that you enjoy reading the things that I write.

But that’s not all………………….

I started my working life as a Primary School Teacher in the early 1970s. Since then I have been a stained glass craftsman, furniture restorer, restorer of Player Pianos and music rolls, author (one book so far another on the way), photographer, basketball trading card manufacturer, basketball coach, basketball player, basketball referee, part time shop assistant, newspaper columnist, homeschool dad, husband, father, grandfather, and a few other bits and pieces and not in this order.

I have been arm wrestling depression and anxiety for the better part of twenty years and I only just worked out that I’m not going to beat either of them but I do seem to be winning. I’m fascinated by people but I prefer dogs. I’m amazed that anyone does anything. I’ve learned that being still is not ‘doing nothing’. I’ve gotten to a point in my life that I have to write. I’ve learned that small visiting dogs will eat your reading glasses if you don’t keep an eye on them. All dogs talk, you just have to learn how to listen. I’m not frightened of dying but sometimes life scares the hell out of me. I love the colour green especially when it is painted on a Jaguar saloon car. I love driving but most of the time I like to be here. It’s raining at the moment and that’s OK. I love traveling on trains and I like money. I respect what it can do and it amazes me that so many people handle it badly. Money is just a tool and I would like to h