I was born and raised near the woods of eastern Iowa, and spent many hours exploring the emerald waters of Indian Creek.
My sophomore year in college I read Hemingway's short story Big Two-Hearted River. Ever since I've been writing at least 1-2 hours per day.
If it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert (Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers) that Rubicon was crossed sometime in 1987.
Wife: Anna. Sons: Nick and Noah. Step daughter: Jessie.
[Photo: circa 2006 on the Superior Hiking Trail.]