Born in Washington State 1927, grew up in Wenatchee WA, graduated high school 1945, joined navy just before end of WWII, served one year, graduated Whitman College 1950. Worked for Social Security (federal),then Safeco Ins, Pemco Ins, Grange Ins, returned to Social Security 21 years, married to Janet Bixler 1953, two daughters, three grandchildren. Lived in Juneau, Marysville, Seattle, Aberdeen, Yakima, Anacortes, Lacey WA. Retired 1988, now live in retirement village Panorama. One daughter died of cancer 2010, wife died 2012. I write one essay per week.