I've lived in the Midwest since 1987 when I started a technical job at EROS. After an educational variety of career shifts, I now work as a creative civil rights advocate. I live humbly so that I can afford to work for my passion – a better world for all of us. I don't have rich friends who want to contribute to my campaign so they can get richer. Instead, I will dedicate a wealth of my time over the next four years to this mayoral campaign. I plan to research, speak, publish, and sing my way into office – loving every minute of it!
My life has seen times of plenty and times of struggle. I owned a nice little country acreage then watched my wealth dissolve with the housing market collapse. Big banks got bailed out while I underwent foreclosure and bankruptcy. Sometimes police have been good to me, even helping fix the brake lights on my '67 pickup. Another time, rude aggressive police surrounded me and terrified me without even suspecting a crime. Nonetheless, we need police to keep us all safe. I have two wonderful adult daughters who are still happy to hang out with their dad. These experiences help me understand the world and our people.
I am confident and sincere enough to be a great mayor, but humble enough to seek good ideas from everyone I talk with. I hope you will let me know what's on your mind and how we can improve our town. I love to canoe, bike, meditate, and enjoy nature. There is beauty all around us if we can just open our eyes to the wonder of life. Spirituality is important to my life, although I'm usually quiet about it.
Morally and politically, I have a passion for truth, justice, compassion, and our place in the universe. I see the world of humanity as more troubled than it should be. It is as though we have lost our way and need to find it again.