I live in Anchorage, Alaska, with Deb Seaton, my wife and co-owner/operator of Side Street Espresso café located in downtown Anchorage, Alaska.

I was born in Galveston, Texas on February 1, 1942, and grew up in Texas City, on Galveston Bay. In 1964, I refused peacetime induction into the army and served sixteen months in federal prisons. In 1966, I paroled into an economic degree program at Lamar State College of Technology in Beaumont, Texas. In 1967, I traveled to Alaska and made it my home state. I left Alaska to complete a BA degree in economics at Lamar and again, from 1970 to 1976, for an economics PHD program at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. While at U of W, in 1974, I joined the Seattle based consulting firm Human Resources Planning Institute. In 1976, I terminated my PHD program, left HRPI, and returned to Alaska where I worked as an independent planning consultant based in Ketchikan until 1983. That year, I was hired by Calista Regional Native Corporation to be on its consulting staff and subsequently as a business development specialist. In 1993, I left Calista to join Deborah, who manages an espresso café. Using dry erase pens and white boards, I began an avocation as an dry erase "artist" in 1995, drawing an image a day on a drink special board, most days of the year until present. In 1997, I began photocopying and saving these.

In 2014, I started assembling selected images along with accompanying political and social commentaries into a book format, published as Flutters from Side Street, Volume One in late 2017.

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