Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States
Home page: TheChaplainsAssistant.com
In 1969, having graduated with a Master of Music degree
from the University of Michigan and performing opera for
the summer in Italy, I was drafted into the Army.
I returned from my tour of Vietnam in December, 1970,
and went back to U of M on the G.I. Bill that paid for my
tuition and a small living stipend. I taught at the University
of Maine from 1972-74, then migrated with my growing
family back to Michigan in 1974 to join the music faculty
of the School of Music at Central Michigan University. I
have been at CMU ever since.
“The Chaplain’s Assistant: God, Country, and Vietnam,“ is
a fictionalized account of my time in Vietnam and is a
product of ten years of writing in the summers between
school years and “in the cracks” of a busy teaching and
In 1995, I published a non-fiction book with Prentice Hall,
then in 1996, I produced and wrote an instructional video
that is publsihed by G.I.A. Publications.
I recently returned to a writing project I had set aside
several years ago in order to complete The Chaplain’s
Assistant. The working title is “The Last Testament.” It is a
novel set in the near future.
Interests: Writing (fiction, non-fiction), music (classical), photography
Published writer: Yes