I am a writer if only in my own mind. I retired as a teacher after forty-five years but in my heart I knew my real love was observing and writing about people. Of course there were many side trips as I explored my other interests. I became a newspaper sports reporter, a salesman, a laundry worker, a dog trainer, a fireman, a coach, an EMT, a realtor, and a beekeeper. Eventually I began writing about things I thought I knew and understood. My poetry and short stories became part of a blog. The blog inspired three books, Devils or Angels (the collection), Wag Your Tail, and Ramon’s World: Beyond the Edge of Reality. Currently I’m working on several books but I am easily distracted by life as it happens.