Bio

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(photo credit: Judi Gardiner)

Growing up at my mom’s house, I rode bareback, combed burrs out of my horse’s man and my own hair, too. We picked cherries, berries, apples and pears, and put them in jars for the winter. We baled hay, and stacked it. (Itchy!) At my dad’s house, I got summer jobs in aerospace, watched rocket launches, and visited launch sites. We also went on long, long hippie van trips to experimental communities, and other natural wonders. We canoed with alligators, and snorkeled with pretty fish, jellyfish, sharks, and barracudas. I’ve always found the world to be an interesting place full of contrast and surprises. I attended Reed College, and art school, where I majored in pondering, doodling, and avoiding marketable skills. Yet here I am, years later, pondering and doodling for fun and (a squeaky little) profit. Go figure.

family-photos

Photo credits: Jim Appleton (Conahan family in the backyard tree-house), Kilwag (Mark and Fiona on backyard ramp), Me! (handsome family with ice-gloo)

I live in Portland, OR, a very nice place indeed.