I was born in a small Michigan town filled with the hum and noise of factories. As I was growing up, I saw the factories close and become silent. Then hard economic times had followed. I escaped the town and enrolled into the university. Eventually, my education opened the door to the United States, and I graduated with a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. I studied environmental and natural economics. Then I used my education as a ticket to see the world.
I traveled to many countries in the world and lived in three foreign countries – Bosnia & Herzegovina, the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Malaysia. Currently, I teach economics and finance in a university on the exotic island of Borneo. I also write academic papers in behavioral finance and renewable energy. Furthermore, I write fiction and short stories and dabble in cooking, drawing, and scuba diving. Thus, I live life to the fullest. It looks like I am doing okay for a poor boy from Michigan.