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I was born in the rural South in the Spring of the year of Pearl Harbor; and educated in a small rural public school system, a small liberal arts men’s college, and at the graduate school of a large state university. I have been a farmer-cowboy, a breeder of pigs, and a brewer of beer – a business analyst and an introvert. I hold reverence for the art of memory, and write about the fallacies of memory.

I helped to pioneer computer networks in K-12 public school districts in the 1980 – 1990s, and after 2000 worked to win funding for telecommunications and data network connections in rural public school districts.

A lifelong reader and writer, I have written a memoir of 5 generations of my people and how they cared for each other in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. "Magnolia Elegy: Place In the Edisto Fork" was published April 14, 2022 and is available from most booksellers.

My favorite writers are Wendell Berry, William Faulkner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez; or Ian Frazier and William Least Heat-Moon. I write about Earth, Community, Family, and Food at and can be contacted by email at [email protected].


Earth, Community, Family, Food