I was born in Cleveland, Ohio January 5th 1953. I was a shy child, a curious teen and an out of control young adult. Married three times, twice to the same woman. Father of 8 wonderful children. Now that all of my children are grown, now is my time! Time for me to do me. I'm a recovering alcoholic/addict with over 22 years clean and sober and an ex-con (Did 3 years at Elkton Federal Correctional Facility), writer of my first published novel "Window Shopper", my first published poem, "No Time to Cry",n which placed third in the school competition, in the Traveler magazine of Glendale Community College which I attend seeking my Associates in Arts. I am completing Window Shopper II and the Ladies of Pinstripes at present.