I was born in 1936 on Church Street in Hardwick, Vermont. I have been in Hardwick off and on all my life. I used to enjoy gardening for people. I studied in 1979 to become a monk at a monastery in Lexington,Kentucky. I have worked in restaurants and state mental institutions. I also studied to become a male nurse and a hairdresser. I have been coming to the GRACE community workshop in Hardwick, Vermont for the last few years. What brings me joy is being with people. I like doing artwork and working with people. I like to shop for people getting groceries for them. I used to like working on farms with the cattle. It is a joy to me to take care of cats and dogs.