Originally I was born in Dearborn Michigan, but somehow at the age of two, I found myself in Beeville, Texas where I was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. P.O. Carlson who I might add are two of the finest people ever. They gave me love and a wonderful Christian up-bringing. As I look back over the years gone by, I see their guiding ways that allowed me to learn a trade, raise my family and pursue a passion for writing poems and songs, singing and recording songs and forever giving praise to my Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST who truly made my life as it is today possible. My wife Linda and I want to thank all the good folks in Beeville that helped me along the way. My hope is that this story, poem and songs will give a sense of peace and hope to all that reads these words.