I am an artist and writer. I have published three books which are available on Amazon.com. I was a union heavy equipment operator for 33 years. I am currently reading and collecting everything I can find by Charles Bukowski. I go to the gym every day, to take care of my body. I am enjoying my retirement. I do portrait commissions and shows in art galleries all over the Chicagoland area. I do readings and book signings. I am happily married and have a fine daughter who teaches in a Chicago public school.