is retired from a 32 year career in the US Army. He spent most of that time in
Asia, with 22 years in Japan where he learned to appreciate Japanese arts. He
speaks Japanese, Korean and Chinese. He is retired in Minneapolis surrounded by
a collection of Japanese furniture, folk art and a few fine art pieces. He
spends his time woodworking, gardening, rereading classics, brewing heavy beer,
writing light senryu, teaching a bit of photography and indulging grandchildren.
About his offerings, he states: "These senryu relate to my visits to the
Minnesota State Fair, the largest in the world, we are told. It is a very strong
experience for the senses."