I'm a Missouri guy, have lived and taught all over the state for years. My website has some info, but it's tricky to put it all down in one spot. For example, I speak a bit of Chinese and hope to go back to study calligraphy in Hangzhou next year. Also hope to go back to Vietnam on a personal mission of peace and reconciliation. I got involved in oral history work through journalism. Finding ways to tell peoples' stories fascinates me.
I've been doing freelance writing on environmental and Ozark subjects, Oral History Projects, and Oral History based performances for over 30 years. My character is one Stub Borders - real person, tie hacker, general trouble maker who lived in the Ozarks for much of his life. I am available for performance, presentations on oral history, Ozark rivers, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft and his trek through the Ozarks and more.