- Baccalaureate degree in English from California State University, Chico
Master's degree in Geography from California State University, Chico Geography Instructor at Butte Community College since 1975 Butte College Academic Senate member 1995-2000 Academic Senate Secretary, Vice-President, & President
- I was born in San Francisco, reared in Paradise, and have lived in Paradise all my adult life.
- Since age 20 I have navigated the world on four wheels instead of two legs.
- I am married to Jaclyn whom I met in high school. We have a son, Dan, who lives in San Francisco.
These Are Some Of The Things I Like To Do
- Play duplicate bridge
- Travel (Africa, Europe, Western United States, Western Canada, Hawaii)
- Listen to music (classical, jazz, '50s to '70s rock, gospel, and more)
- Read (see my Book Page)
- Talk about, read about, prepare & consume good food & good wine
- Follow sports (primarily baseball & football)
My Regular Magazine Diet
- Atlantic Monthly; Christianity Today; Foreign Affairs; National Geographic; U.S. News
Some Of My Favorite Musical Artists
- John Sebastian Bach; Frederick Chopin; Johannes Brahms; Felix Mendelssohn; Claude Debussy; Richard Wagner; Sergei Rachmaninoff; Igor Stravinsky; George & Ira Gershwin; Cole Porter; Harold Arlen; John Rutter; Duke Ellington; Count Basie; Dizzy Gillespie; Thelonious Monk; Modern Jazz Quartet; Cannonball Adderley; John Coltrane; Dave Brubeck Quartet; Miles Davis; Oscar Peterson Trio; Michael Brecker; Mose Allison; Lee Rittenour; Pat Metheny; Elvis Presley; The Platters; Jerry Lee Lewis; Little Richard; The Beach Boys; The Drifters; The Beatles; Paul Simon; Earl Scruggs; Linda Ronstadt; early Barbra Streisand; Doc Watson; Patsy Cline; Bob Dylan; Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills & Nash, Loggins & Messina; Bonnie Raitt; The Band; The Eagles; Gypsy Kings; Jackson Browne; Steely Dan; Little Feat; Mary Black; America; Keith Green; Larnelle Harris; Rich Mullins; Jars of Clay; Kim Hill; Sarah Brightman; and many more
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