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 upbringing. As I look back over the years gone by, I see their guiding ways that allowed me to learn a trade, raise my family, pursue a passion for writing poems and songs, sing and record songs, and forever give 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 my story, poem, and songs will give a sense of peace and hope to all that reads these words.