“Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure, as Freud believed, or a quest for power, as Alfred Adler taught, but a quest for meaning.” ~ Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
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Originally from rural South Dakota, I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where I write fiction and non-fiction, blog here and at Psychology Today, change water for my rappin’ betta fish (Marshall), read in my comfy chair, listen to hip-hop and other music (currently the Hamilton soundtrack over and over and over, like I’m running out of time), and feed the squirrels. For several years I taught technical writing, humanities courses, and creative thinking at Milwaukee School of Engineering.
I am a professional freelance book indexer of hundreds of titles (read my indexing-related short story, “See Also,” published in the Spring 2012 issue of The Adirondack Review). This year I made the transition to working for myself full-time. I’m a good boss.
Aunt Hattie’s Diaries
Every day I share historical diary entries from my great aunt’s Great Plains diaries (1920–1957) and am currently working on a book about her life and writings. Read some work in progress and learn more about Hattie.