I am a writer and teacher with a lifelong love of reading and sports. I was born in Alaska, but grew up in Oregon. Education and work have led to a peripatetic life with stints in North Carolina, Indiana, Scotland, Germany, and currently England, where I live with my wife and daughter. I continue rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Lakers, and Chicago Bears from afar, while also trying to acclimate myself to the world of Premier League football and English cricket. All the while, I keep reading, writing, and pondering the world of sports. I hope you enjoy reading the blog.