I am a husband, father and grandfather. My wife and I live among friends in a community that we love in upstate New York. Our house is on a hill overlooking the school we taught at for many years. I am a learner, feeler, thinker, laugher, teacher, educational consultant, and poet. I am a hard-working plodder capable of a sometimes intuitive leap on a good day. I have always lived my life believing in people and causes, and I do not intend to ever change that.