The Summer of ’69

Got my first real six-string,
Bought it at the five-and-dime.
Played it ‘till my fingers bled,
It was the summer of ‘69”

“So I called up the captain,
Please bring me my wine.
He said “we haven’t had that spirit here
since 1969.”

me and my love

There is some pride in the fact that I was born in the 60’s.  Granted, it was the last half of the last year, but I made it anyway.

I was never much of a writer growing up.  My junior year in high school I turned in a compare and contrast essay on poetry. When I got it back, my teacher circled one paragraph and wrote (and this is a direct quote):
“This paragraph is a massacre of the English language. It contains virtually every mistake possible in just 4 short lines.”

So my becoming a writer when I grew up is something of a testament to God’s sense of humor rather than any really desire or skill on my part.

Both personally and professionally, I am facinated with language and how we communicate to each other.  I have been writing in the technical sector for almost 25 years and love taking complex, technical concepts and making them accessible, understandable, and useable.  Personally, I love doing the same thing: taking complex theological ideas and making them understandable, relatable, and practical.

Over the past 30 years, I have played a few different roles, both professionally and personally. In addition to writing professionally in the tech world, I have been a youth pastor, a blues guitarist, a bus driver, a dishwasher, and a pizza cook (to name a few).  I’m a husband to a wonderful wife and a dad of two amazing girls.