I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. I studied a lot of things at the University of Colorado, beginning in 1970, including geology, philosophy, art and photography, among other subjects. I graduated in 1974 with a bachelor of arts degree. Following graduation, I made a meager living as a commercial photographer and - probably because of that - in 1975 I entered law school. I practiced law from 1979 until 2015. I was an Adjunct Professor of Law at both the University of Colorado and Denver University from 1998 until 2017. I've written and taught a fair amount over the years, in addition to my teaching at the law schools.
Since the summer of 2015 I've taught Yoga and mindfulness full-time. I completed my initial yoga teacher training at Samadhi Yoga Center. There's lots more about my life in Yoga on the Yoga pages of this website, including my current Yoga teaching schedule, which includes about ten classes per week in the Denver area. In 2017 I published my first book on Yoga, titled "Learning Yoga - The Beginner's Step by Step Guide." You can find out more about that in the Yoga section of this website. You can purchase the book on Amazon.
In 1999, I returned to photography in earnest and have pursued it passionately ever since. My photographic interests are varied, but center primarily around the relationship of man to his natural and technological environment. I work in both color and black and white. Nearly all my work has been digital since about 2008, although I admit to still having some film in the freezer. All my images are digitally printed with pigmented inks and archival papers. My fine art work has been exhibited at many galleries and other venues throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. Four of his images from the popular "Stand Ins" portfolio were awarded first place in the prestigious 2004 Rocky Mountain Regional Photography competition. Other pieces have been honored with various other awards.
I love cooking, a passion I have pursued since childhood. I've never cooked professionally, but have put a fair amount of effort into experimenting with cooking at home, both for myself and accommodating friends and family. I've also read and studied a lot about cooking theory. There's been a surprising amount written about that topic, including things like taste theory.
Cooking is a great pleasure for me and one I really enjoy sharing with others. I've conceived, but not written, a book about where ingredients come from. With our increasing distance and estrangement from the source of the plants and animals that get combined and eventually make their way into our bodies, I think it's important that we understand what each thing looks like in its native environment. For example, most people know that carrots are roots that grow in the ground. Although I've encountered people who weren't aware of that. But most people have no idea where a cashew comes from. It's the little brown thing at the bottom of the "cashew apple" shown in the photo to the left. Hopefully, one day I will turn to that fun book writing project.