Rod Grant is a philosopher, artist and world traveler. After receiving a degree in philosophy from the University of California, he pursued a careerin the Foreign Service with assignments in Europe, Asia and the United States. He retired to the Olympic Peninsula in the state of Washington with itsmountains, forests, rivers and sea from which he draws inspiration for his poems. He now lives in a retirement community in northern Virginia. Hebrings a lifetime of experience, contemplation and wisdom to he carefully crafted verse.