I was born in the Pacific Northwest in 1958, at the end of the Baby Boom Era. I've been married since 1977 to one of my high school friends, aka "my high school sweetheart". We have seven children, five of whom joined our family through adoption of one sort or another. I "retired" from banking many years ago and from volunteering more recently. I am now focusing on me, my writing and a handful of other dreams, desires and, yes, even obligations.