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Well, there's over 60 years to catch up on. You probably don't want to know that much. Literally "born on a mountaintop in Tennessee" my first 17 years were spent just a few hundred yards from where I live now.

In between I've lived in Nashville, Knoxville, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Tampa, and San Juan, PR. I should add that I've been married more than once, have a grown daughter and a grandson 16 at this writing. He's got his drivers license now and a car and I've only seen him a couple of times since his birthday in August. I live back of beyond with a pit bull-Labradore cross male who'se about 12 years old, a shar-pei -- pit bull -- labradore cross female puppy and three cats who are allowed to come in. I live in a house that I designed and built mostly with the help of friends.

During much of my working life I was a secretary, administrative secretary and legal secretary. When I needed to go back to work 5 years ago, though, I ran into the old buddy syndrome -- and the "old ladies can't run computers" idea and ended up a Wal-Mart Associate. Contrary to everybody's expectations, I rather like the job. Outside of the pay, it's more interesting and challenging than most. I worked in the Electronics Department and was expected by the customers, to know everything. About 5 years ago, something awful happened to my back and I had to quit work -- and just about everything else! My walking and standing are extremely llimited and I can only sit for so many hours at a time. Well, not all bad, keeps me working on books.

I got into computers in the 80's when the first PC's under $3,000.00 came out at ComDex. I paid $2500 for a no-name 8088 AT. But it had a full 640K ram and the largest hard drive conceivable at the time--20 Mg!

I proceeded to obsess and taught myself how to use the sucker. No, I didn't take computer classes in college. My last quarter at UT the computer class met at 11PM in the Business Adm. building because that was the only time they could get time on THE computer. Needless to say, only male mathmatics majors were allowed to sign up for the class.

I had some advantages having been backup operator on a Wang Word Processor and had also run a robo-typer. Wangs ran on audio tape cassettes and used a program that eventually mutated to become Multimate. What, you ask, is a robo-typer. It's a mechanical typewriter mounted on a player piano mechinism. You typed in the name and address by hand, pressed the button, the punched roll unwound and the keys happily typed the letter. I did get pretty good and actually got paid to test early desktop publishing software for review.

Probably you really want to get right on into the Witch stuff. Somehow I'd missed all notice of the existence of modern Witchcraft all through the late 60s and the 70s, but somewhere around 1980 (you don't really want me to go upstairs and look up the date do you?){You'd better not, because I'm not going to, so there.} I got hold of a book called Drawing Down the Moon, by Margot Adler.

Opened MY eyes! I fairly quickly got in touch with some Wiccans in the area and with the ones who became my teachers. I studied with Michael Ragan of the Temple of Danann for my first with a lot of help from Amber K. Seems like it was no time at all before I found myself with students of my own. My first class of five all made it to initiation and formed the nucleus of NorthWind.
We have, it goes without saying, grown bigger, split, grown smaller, hived, added new students, lost them or sent them on to form their own branch of the Wiccan tree. I always try not to take it personally since one of the most consistant facts about my line is that we split off from our original teachers.

Visit the NorthWind Website to learn more about it. That's really about all there is to the Wicca stuff. I've gone to quite a few festivals, been dumb enough to let myself be elected to office of some organizations, and retired to lick my wounds and get over it all. I'm still moderately active in NorthWind with a couple of first degree students and several advanced students. We seem to be in a "getting bigger" phase. I occasionally host small gatherings at my home and attend a few when I get the chance.

W've done a good bit of writing, some of the more recent of which you'll find on this site and the books I've been part of appear on the My Books page. [All thoughtfully arranged with convienient links so it's easy for you to buy a copy and I can get a bigger cut than I usually do!!]

Right now I'm working on a couple of new books, I don't know yet if my current publisher is interested in taking any of them. I think they will be interesting and I'll share more information with you if and when I have a contract.