I grew up in a small town, moved to the Twin Cities and lived there for 30 years. Recently returned to my home town. I worked as a newspaper reader for a clipping service for 26 years. I promoted space development in a pro-space Minnesota group, participated in running a major Minnesota science fiction convention, was (and am) politically active, was a member of a local secular humanism group, and in 1996 was a finalist in a philosophy essay contest known as the Great American Think-Off.see more