I am an amateur Historian, amateur photographer, amateur environmentalist, socialist and amateur writer. I write for fun and a challenge or to teach lessons like ancient tales once did. I want to teach while entertaining. I am a person afflicted by and shaped by bipolar disorder. I have a strong social conscience having had some schooling at Forestry College and a placement short of a human services counselling diploma. All of these influence and come through in my writing. I am a city kid who moved to the country a decade ago with my wife and 3 cats.