In 1961, I met Dorothy Lappen (’61) at, of course, Timber Lodge. We will celebrate our 50th anniversary on 1/29/16. We have two children and three grandchildren. We have lived in Waukesha (Township) since 1969.
I received a B.S. in agronomy and an M.S. in agricultural economics from UW, plus an M.S. in economics from UWM.
I taught economics at Milwaukee Area Technical College for 29 years, retiring in 1999. Simultaneously, I operated a part-time landscape contracting firm and, for 15 years, a nursery.
I self-published five editions of a college economics text under the Glengarry Publishing imprint from 1989 until 2007. It was used at 135 colleges and universities, including one in Moscow, Russia.
Dorothy and I follow ten or so cover rock bands (music of the 80s until today). In summer, we see them several times a week at various festivals and the State Fair. In the winter, we see them at various bars.
We also like to travel, especially liking the West: Mt. Rainier National Park, the Grand Tetons, and the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho being our favorites. I take two foreign trips a year, usually alone (Dorothy does not like my “adventure” trips).
My passion is landscape gardening. Our one-acre lot is intensely developed with various gardens. In 2005, I began using mosses, as I have a small Japanese-style garden (mosses are often used in gardens in Japan). I have a garden tour every summer. It is a full-time activity, but I never tire of it.
I am a serious amateur photographer, which is useful in my travels and gardening. When I get old in 30 years or so, I will spend my time viewing my thousands of photos.