I was born Fredericton, New Brunswick where I lived my first three years before moving to B.C. I moved with my family to the Chilliwack area, also known as the Upper Fraser Valley, where my grandfather had a farm in the foothills of Promontory/Ryder Lake area.
On that farm I came into first-hand contact with nature and life as it exists outside the human fish bowl, so to speak. At Watson Elementary, the local grade school, I met a teacher who saw my innate abilities and encouraged me to believe that I could succeed despite my handicaps.
By the time I was 20, I realized I was never going to fit, or be accepted, in the normal world. One parent tried to have me committed to a mentally handicapped home and the other insisted I should try for any and every menial job available such as washing cars or peeling potatoes. But something inside simply refused to be so shackled, and fought back.
For the past seventeen years I have been pondering the meaning of life; and writing my thoughts in a format some call free verse and some "inspirational prose." And that’s it.