Joined 11 years ago from Eugene, Oregon
Born in Abilene Texas, lived in southern California for many years, and in Oregon for over thirty years. I am married, have one daughter (23 already). I worked for many years in the title insurance business, was "retired" recently. Looking for work of some kind, Trader Joe's would be great!
I graduated from Santa Ana High School,and served in the US Army ( was drafted and designated as an MP at Fort Ord, CA) for two years. Graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in English. I took two terms of graduate work in secondary education before getting back into the title business.
I did some acting in local theater years ago, and enjoyed it, but it takes soooo much time. My wife and I took a "voiceover" workshop and as a result got a professional voice CD, which we handed out to agencies around town, no jobs yet except one where I got to play dead for nine hours in a training film for first responders. I hope I don't get typecast! She did a similar training film as a stroke victim. Got better pay too!
Update for 2012 is that I actually got a (very) small part in a film made for festivals. The film is twelve minutes long, called Never Gonna Break. I played Sheriff Dan and even had two short lines. See my hub: Sheriff Dan and Me.
I write poetry and have won and placed in some contests sponsored by the Oregon Poetry Association. The reading group I belong to, Red Sofa Poets is a great help.
You will find some poetry, short fiction, articles, and humor ( I hope) in my Hubs.
Please feel free to read, rate and share my HUBS. I appreciate the comments.
One of my favorite Hubs that I wrote is Fishy Business, because it is written in that Noir style that Raymond Chandler did so well.
John le Carre', John Updike, Jim Harrison,Walter Mosley,Larry McMurtry
Billy Collins, Dorianne Laux, Stephen Dunn, Stanley Kunitz, Dean Young, Paulann Petersen, Kim Addonizio, Tony Hoagland, David Wagoner
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