I sit in silence for long periods of time, then make joyful noise on the drums! I guess that makes me an oxymoron. (Some would say just a moron. Oh well.) I’m a third-generation Colorado native and have lived in the state all my life. I graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver (BA, Writing, 1988). In addition to my contemplative perusings, I love to read—from the Bible and biblical/historical studies, to Shakespeare, to Mark Twain, to John Grisham. I love to explore rhythms on the drums—drum set or hand percussion, worship, rock, jazz, blues, folk, country, drum circle, rudiments, jam band, anything; for me, it’s the most in-the-moment thing there is. I love to hike Colorado’s mountains—I feel so alive and at home among the trees, boulders, rivers, and wildflowers—another very in-the-moment thing. I love to soak in Colorado’s many hot springs—Pagosa is my favorite, but there are many good ones. I love to watch good movies—from Dead Poets Society to Lord of the Rings to The Princess Bride—and eat good food and drink good wine or dark beer with my wife, Diane.