I have been active in the arts & humanities for thirty years.I started out wroinig poor songs & poems which were rather good. In the late 1980's, I wrote my book on Faulkner, The Stagnant Civilization, which has been recently published by iUniverse and can be bought at www.iuniverse.com/bookstore . The experience made me want to be less bookish and more of a man of action, somehow. So I learned to paint & went back into music and wrote an number of originals. in 2001, I teamed up with Randy Walker, & we have been preparing a collection of original guitar instrumentals.