I was born in Muskegon, Michigan, a shoreline city on Lake Michigan. After college, all of my home residencies were were inland, though I did reside in St. Pete Beach, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico for a summer during college. I am now 66. What has always been present in my life is the need to return to Lake Michigan; I find my greatest peace there.
Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness, just south of Manistee, Michigan has become my place of greatest solitude and peace, aside from my own home, a log cabin in the forest northwest of Reed City, Michigan. That childlike serenity returns to me as soon as my feet hit the beach of Lake Michigan. I never cease to find good photographs there in that place of deepest peace in Christ.