The author is a retired accountant, living in rural South Carolina. He received a BA in Economics from a small liberal arts college and did some post-graduate study in that field. His work experience includes carpentry and small businesses, with accounting as a late vocation. He has three grown children. Church membership and service have been life-long avocations, along with studying the truth claims and social relevance of the Christian religion.
Currently (in 2018) he is exploring United States war policy in light of the Bible’s teachings about war. "My personal experience of war has been mercifully limited. I was a draftee in the US Army during the Vietnamese conflict, serving in Vietnam during 1969, but I never had to experience combat. Doubts I had at the time about the necessity of the Vietnamese War were balanced by my generally conservative and patriotic inclinations. Subsequent revelations of the hidden history of that war, and later United States wars, added to my interest in critical evaluation of United States war policy."