I sometimes get confused just what it is I am “about.” The vocations/ roles/ occupations I juggle include–but as the lawyers like to say, “but are not limited to”–husband, grandfather, physician, writer, visual artist, book addict, hiker, skier, college teacher, and Christ follower. You begin to understand why my mother simply calls me, “Peter Pan” and my long suffering wife Terry rolls her eyes at even the mention of a new project. I spent many years as a University professor of Dermatology/Surgery treating patients, teaching students, and publishing over forty scientific articles. I do less surgery now, preferring to spend my time slinging ink in the printmaking studio or onto paper at the writing desk rather than wielding a scalpel.
Lately, I finished a wild and wonderful couple of years in graduate school earning a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University. I write short stories and essays (mostly unpublished), perform occasional teaching gigs, and try to remember to be thankful for my incredible blessings. Oh, if you are interested, I blog here about whatever interests me (read: eclectic), write a regular book column— The Occasional Reader,-- help edit the medical journal Dermatologic Surgery, and live in southwestern Colorado at the border between the desert and mountains. Some of my art can be viewed by clicking on the GALLERY option above. Questions Comments? You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a republishing of a quarterly column I write for the “Newsletter of the American College of Mohs Surgeons.” THE OCCASIONAL READER Review of “The Art of Travel” and “Better Than Fiction” The world is a book and those … Continue reading →