I've been a musician all my adult life, sometimes supporting that vocation with more financially remunerative occupations during the day. Since 2004 I have been teaching at the Americana Music Academy, Lawrence Kansas, instructing banjo, finger picking guitar, and old-time contra dance style fiddling. <br />
I got interested in muzzleloading back in the early '80s after reading Foxfire V. With the purchase of a Dixie Gun Works Tennessee Mountain Rifle, I was hooked. I've been fascinated by flintlocks ever since. My current passion is early 18th century French trade guns.<br />
I live with my wife Patrice, in Lawrence, KS. I am a member since 1985 of the First Santa Fe Trail Plainsmen Muzzleloading Rifle Club.
"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth" Sherlock Holmes The Sign of Four