Hello, my name’s Peter (my friends call me “Pete”). Here’s a little of my background:
I was born in 1958 in Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.A., but grew up in north-central Ohio. I lived there from 1963 to 1982, except for two fabulous years in Motown (Detroit) at the end of the Sixties. I attended Lexington High School (two years), Kiski Prep School (three years), Wittenberg University (one year), and Ohio University (three years), where in 1981 I got a B.S. in journalism.
After college, I drifted for a few years: beachcombed in Florida; haunted the blues clubs of Chicago; backpacked in the Rockies; then stumbled into Cincinnati, Ohio in early 1984. I’ve worked as a disc jockey, landscaper, proofreader, technical writer, and freelance writer. I married a special woman, the former Lynn Stanley, in 1986, and I’ve been stuck in Cincinnati ever since. We have two fantastic, grown kids, Holly and Nick, who never cease to amaze us with their brilliance, humor, and bad taste. Oh yes, we also have three stunning granddaughters: Avi (Angel Child), Rory (Devil Child), and Isla (Alien Child).
Some of my hobbies are running marathons, mountain backpacking, vinyl record collecting (mainly 1960s and ’70s rock), reading history and classic literature, watching old movies, travel, organic vegetable gardening, and watching Get Smart on Saturday night. I hope you like my blog. If you’d like to find out what longitudes is about, please check out my Welcome post. Thanks!