I am an odd mix who got this way by following intuition and curiosity. The world draws me along as I seek knowledge and insight. My adult journey started as an engineer at Boeing (aerodynamics, rocket science, that sort of thing), I slid into an, apparently temporary, early retirement (frugality has its benefits and investing has its risks), and now the journey has plopped me into the life of a writer (books of cultural and nature essays: Just Keep Pedaling, Twelve Months at Barclay Lake, Twelve Months at Lake Valhalla, Twelve Months at Merritt Lake, and even one about life and money, Dream. Invest. Live), as a photographer (Twelve Months at Cultus Bay, Penn Cove, Admiralty Head, Deception Pass, and Double Bluff), and as a speaker (I'll talk about any of my books, and also teach classes in Modern Self-Publishing and Social Media). Who knows where it will flow next? My books and photos are the products of my curiosity and my search for insights into our world, or at least my world. We live in a fascinating place and time; and whether that is for a reason, or just by chance, such a life is amazingly rich with experiences and connections. The best way to feel the sense the world is to be active enough to get out into it, and quiet enough to observe it.