After 20+ years working as a mental health therapist, I've begun to create art. At first I toyed in my small shop with wood and rock, making small sculptures. Then I took a ceramics/pottery class and made bowls and cups. During these events I returned to playing guitar, taking lessons and writing songs. This led to some short stories, one of which was published here in Idaho as part of an anthology by a local nonprofit, the Cabin. This led to work on a novel (still in progress and nearing completion) about my past work as a therapist treating seriously delinquent/violent adolescents and adults. My kids both participated in music in school and my eldest became a high school band director here in Boise right out of college. His dream job! Art inspires life, growth, and above all, Love Peace and Happiness.