Welcome to my site. Originally from the U.S. state of Oklahoma, I currently live in Washington state.
I’m a writer, editor, and Spanish translator. I enjoy the challenge of creating poetry with meter and/or rhyme. I also write essays and books. I have edited engineering theses and dissertations, a book on spirituality, and a book of poems. I have translated a number of Spanish poems and essays, and I have translated the novella San Manuel Bueno, mártir [Saint Immanuel Good, Martyr] by Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936), a Spanish writer.
The authors that have influenced me the most are C. S. Lewis, Aldous Huxley, John Steinbeck, and others. Although I don’t listen to much music these days, I have listened to a lot of classic rock and old pop music, and I have a lot of lyrics in my memory.
I have also been influenced by the Bible (especially the books of prophecy and the gospels). My favorite book, however, is called A Course in Miracles. This book integrates religion, psychology, philosophy, and metaphysics. I recommend the new A Course in Miracles: Complete and Annotated Edition. My essay “Our Guiltless Reality” gives a short summary of the ideas in this book.