I was a lumberjack since the age of 17. I am a man who loved a variety of music and songs. After I was married I built my own sawmill and manufactured lumber. For many years it was work I enjoyed and was successful at. As time went on this little problem with epilepsy ( partial Complex) became worse, to the point of my having to stop working. June 18, 1992 4/5 of the left temporal lobe of the brain was removed. I had to relearn my own name. Two and a half years later, I went back to logging. I also started my interest again with music. I began writing and recording my own songs. I have since released nine albums of my own songs and one instrumental of my own songs. In June, 2001 a gas well blowout near my home caused serious health problems. Our pet cat died from it, as did some of our neighbor's horses. I left my home and moved to a better area to try to repair my lungs and other health problems caused by this last problem. I am slowly rebuilding my life and music.