brief biography seems in order, as you'll have to wait a bit for the book.
I was raised out in the state of Montana,
a fantastic place to have a childhood. My family moved around a bit in
the state, but for the most part that is what we called home.
really took a change when I was a sophomore in high school. My mother took
a job with the US Department of State and they sent us to Bonn,
(in what was then West) Germany.
It was quite a different life from any I'd experienced before then, and
I would recommend Europe as a place to go to high school for anyone! I
finished off my secondary school career there and then headed to Chicago
to go to college at Northwestern. I had
never been to the Windy City prior to that, but was extremely pleased once
I got to know the area.
During the summer and winter vacations
from university, I went to visit my family, which had been transferred
to Amman, Jordan. I had to opportunity
to travel quite a bit in the region, but we had to leave under somewhat
'hurried' circumstances with the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990.