Influenced by the passion and vibrant imagery created by the words of Khalil Gibran, Pablo Neruda, Catherine Stanger, Cory Garcia, Nelson Reyes, and J Ann Crowder.
Published works in Mature Years, Alive Now, Purpose Magazine, Terror House Magazine, Cowboy Poetry Press, Gival Press, The Higgs Weldon, Funny In Five Hundred, Verse-Virtual, Wilderness House Literary Review, White Liquor Mag, Ygdrasil Literary Journal, Poetica, Green Silk Journal, Mad swirl, Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine, Poet's Pen, Storyteller, FreeXpression, Poets' Espresso, Long Story Short, Oddball Magazine, Asinine Poetry, Write On!!, American Legion On-Line, Pegasus Review, Prayerworks, Stepping Stones, Love's Chance, Poet's Haven, Jerry Jazz Musician, Fullosia Press, The Sheltered Poet, The Belt and Beyond, and Blue Minaret.
Wrote two chapbooks entitled "In Reverence to Life" and "A Sage's Diary," published by In His Steps Publishing. Won two poetry awards (Faith and Hope) and appeared in six anthology books.
Playing, writing, and arranging music for most of life.
Studied music at Westlake College of Music in Hollywood, California in 1958 and majored in piano.
Played in the 82nd Army Band in Stuttgard, Germany from 1962 until 1964.
Played in the Jimmy Dorsey Band in 1965.
Played in a band in Bergen, Norway in 1966.
Composed score for Dr. Ira Cochin's Rally George in Valley Forge children's play.
Playing the organ at 1st Methodist Church in Wind Gap, PA for the past twenty five years...
THE REST OF LIFE:
Born in Ashtabula, Ohio, and moved to New York City shortly thereafter. Got married in 1984 and had a wonderful daughter in 1985. Can be found at his home in Bangor, PA at his keyboard, or in front of a yellow legal pad, pen in hand...