I was born in Michigan. My important formative years took place on a slowly bankrupting family farm near Ann Arbor. I didn't become interested in what we call politics until I got sucked into the Vietnam conflict. That woke me up. Since then I've been on a long, seemingly endless journey of discovery of just about anything that strikes my fancy. My interest in literature, art, anthropology and ecology have been helpful guides along the way. Post Vietnam I did my undergrad at MSU, or MooYoo as we fondly called it. After all, it played a big role in the Green Revolution. Did graduate work at Western Washington University. I currently live near the coast of Southwestern Washington in what some of us recognize as the Willapa Watershed.