(called "Bart" by everyone except the IRS) resides in the small town
of Lakeport, California. He chose this place to live because, if not the most
beautiful place in the world, it was the best he had yet seen. He moved there
after a lifetime spent in big cities, mainly New York and San Francisco. He
describes himself as a "recovering social worker." He spent a lot of
time in places like East Harlem and the Tenderloin. One lesson he learned from
this experience is that there's no such thing as an ordinary person.
He also spends a great deal of time studying history and
archeology, both of which are about people. He was a member of the Epigraphic
Society and had several articles published about ancient artifacts. He's also
an active member of the Lake County, California Historical Society. Nowadays,
he spends his time looking for petroglyphs and studying more history. He has
discovered that the most fantastic tales are the ones that really happened.