I Grew up in Idaho, with a werewolf for a brother (Listen at www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/2001-episode 175), a childhood of crazy and marvelous experiences with 5 siblings, potato fields, snobs from the local Country Club and nights so dark you could see the Milky like it was two feet away. Cattle mutilations and UFO's were the rage and I spent 5th grade in one of the last remaining three room school houses in our region. I remember watching original episodes of Star Trek and Night Gallery when there were only three channels on the TV. Love American Style was the comedy and of course Hee Haw was on every Sunday night. Each year we gathered around the TV, my mother would make colored carmel popcorn and we would watch the Wizard of Oz. I remember having great anticipation for my first day of school as a child and when it came time to leave High School, I didn't want to go. I have an Masters Degree and teach at three Colleges here in the North East. I guess it is fitting that I end up on a campus somewhere. I lived 8 years in New York City and attribute all of my artistic growth to my experiences there. Currently, I live on the shoreline of Connecticut with my dog.