In college I was a melancholy soul, but had a profound spiritual experience that infected me with an annoying optimism. Now I tend to see a silver lining in the darkest mud puddle.
After seven years working in mental health, then twenty years as a spiritual shepherd, I think I'm becoming a kinder person. I'm learning how to be a breath of fresh air to people from whom life has knocked the wind.
In 2006 I attempted to put my passion for inspiration into writing, and "Inspirit Revolution: The Art of Transformative Encouragement" was published.
When my 50th birthday hunted me down I thought I was done being cool. That is until my wife of 28 years and I partnered with several friends to open a gourmet coffee shop in our small city. (www.princestreetcafe.com) Turns out it is a smashing success, the talk of the town with free WiFi and live jazz. So now I guess we're cool again, at least among espresso lovers.
On a corner shelf in the cafe sits my book. And people actually buy it. It seems many are hungry to make relationships work. I hope my contribution helps; I hope is nothing less than a provocative rebellion against the tyranny of an oft condemning world.
Interests: Coaching leaders, jazz, the outdoors, my wife, spiritual discussions and my five guitars.