Less sand remains to go through my life's hourglass than has already passed. Though I am still at work in the book publishing industry after 34 years, my life is really about people, especially family. God's faithfulness sustains me, my wife's love encourages me and my relationship with my children and their families gives me a reason each day to get up and be thankful. A native Minnesotan, I traveled 10,000 miles to the sun drenched beaches of Australia to find a girl that knew nothing of snow until it was too late. We have been happily married for nearly 50 years.