Briefly, my biography: I am currently a cowboy who lives and works on a remote cattle ranch in the canyon land wilderness of Northern New Mexico--- a job I have had for about 17 years (http://gallinacanyonranch.com). Before being a cowboy I was a seaman rated Able Body for about four years (any vessel, any ocean), and lived on my cutter-rigged 30 foot sloop Myste at Dana Harbor, California. Before my work on the sea I was an Information Technology professional for twelve years. I am also a Zen Buddhist.
Starting in year 2000, I spent 29 months living alone in a cave in the desolate wilderness of the Avawatz Mountain Range (which borders the southeast side of Death Valley). This is my memoir about that time period.