Hello, my name’s Pete. Here’s a little of my background:
I was born in Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.A., but grew up in north-central Ohio. Lived there from 1963 to 1982, except for 2 fabulous years in Motown (Detroit) at the end of the ’60s. Attended Lexington High School (2 years), Kiski Prep School (3 years), Wittenberg University (1 year), and Ohio University (3 years), where in 1981 I got a B.S. in journalism.
After college I drifted around America for a couple years. Beachcombed in Florida; haunted the blues clubs of Chicago; backpacked in the Rockies; then arrived in Cincinnati, Ohio in early ’84. 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. We now live in Cincinnati and have two fantastic, grown kids, Holly and Nick, who never cease to amaze us.
Some of my hobbies are running marathons, mountain backpacking, vinyl record collecting (mainly ’60s and ’70s rock), reading history and classic literature, watching old movies, travel, and organic vegetable gardening. I hope you like my blog. If you’d like to find out what longitudes is about, please check out my Welcome post. Thanks!