Welcome to my web site!  I’m an author as well as a botanist and a biology professor.  I’m Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Missouri Western State University, and I live near Saint Joseph on a small farm, populated by dogs, cats, goats, chickens, turkeys, horses, donkeys, and a cow.  Maybe someday I’ll start a CSA farm (see Community-Supported Agriculture on and grow food all year around for local consumption.  Or maybe I’ll start a private school for the smart kids left behind by current K-12 education.  Or maybe I’ll grow weird and exotic plants for sale. 

All three are appealing.

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