I am an author, adventurer, father, philosopher, philanthropist, athlete, gamer, U.S. chess champion, health nut, activist, and advocate for humanity, living in a quiet home with my wife, four daughters and one son in Wayland, Michigan. I've lived a life worth multiple lives and then some. I've trekked through tundras, waded through swamps, faced fire ants, wandered through deserts, swam in the Great Barrier Reef, explored a shipwreck, walked a runway, sat in prison, been in a mental hospital, adored and hated others, lost and gained a lot, fought wars in a courtroom, lost wars in my heart, and held loved ones in my arms as they breathed their last breath. I've braved storms of all kinds in life, and I have plenty more life to live as well.... I'm ready to write all about it. Care for a read?