Born and Raised - I was born and raised in a small town in northeast Iowa. It was a good community with clean air, clean water, low crime, and quality education for all, It was a good, clean, safe, place to grow up.
Education - I attended the public schools in our town. Fortunately, the quality of public school education in Iowa at that time was fairly high. I enjoyed school and did very well. My undergraduate and gradute school studies were done at state universities.
Career - As soon as I had completed my graduate school degree I left Iowa to teach at a university in Japan. I continue to live and work in Japan to this day.
The Future - I plan to continue living in Japan, but I am also building a home in the Philippines.