From the country comforts of rural Wisconsin, David's family, seeking even greener pastures, moved west during the “second gold rush” - the California building boom. We all know how that turned out. Barely escaping high school, David spent his final teen years and early adulthood singing and playing music. By ear. And by the seat of his pants. Soon after, it was writing, fiction and poetry being published in various obscure lit mags, screenplays placing in Hollywood contests and being optioned by independent production companies bent of taking big chances. Then there was the coupon copy in countless automotive service and parts mailers. Today, David reads, watches movies, plays seven-card stud and does token workouts in the gym at the Senior Center, Renton, Washington.