About Me

My wife, Anna, and I live with our dogs in Botetourt County, Virginia. Our two children are grown and have children of their own. Our house is on Tinker Creek, the same made famous by Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. The Appalachian Trail runs along the ridge above it.

I spent twenty-seven years as a trial lawyer with Woods Rogers law firm in Roanoke, and have been President of the Virginia Bar Association, a lecturer at the University of Virginia Law School, and a member of the board of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA). I left the law in 1992 to paint and pursue my Jungian studies, and have been writing and painting since.


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