The author & first sign of spring, the redbuds
The author & the shark
The author & the abstraction
The author flowing in the current
The author & the mighty old live oak
The author with his writing companions Sunny, Smilie, and Bogart
The author's five year goals . . . "dog proof" means dog friendly, so they can't just run off into the West Texas desert.

I earned two degrees—a BBA in business and a BA in political science—from Southern Methodist University, but renounced both of my own accord for political reasons. I was on the U.S. Senate staff of Senator Lloyd Bentsen and was an investment manager for a firm I founded and led, based in Houston. I love the high desert plains, being around working artists, and stumbling upon wonderful singers in the indie scene. My upcoming projects include converting my home to be one-hundred-percent energy efficient and constructing a community garden and cultural arts gathering place.