Every life is an unfolding story. Those who regard it as a wondrous journey, even with all the trials, tribulations, and challenges, have a story to tell. The rest stay home.
He spent a couple years in the suburbs before he went off to college at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana to study English and the writing arts. He left college to enlist in the United States Air Force where he served 10 years and in 3 conflicts, also earning a degree in Communications. He separated with an honorable discharge to go into a biblical research program where he graduated with a Theology degree focusing on biblical texts, languages, and translation. He served 35 years in the ministry as a biblical research teacher, translator, and minister, then returned to Purdue University Global and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. He was first published in the Winter 1980 issue of the Purdue Exponent Literary Edition and hundreds of his poems, essays, and articles have been published in various magazines, venues, and journals ever since. Click here for a list of his books and publications.
D.E. was born in Newport, Rhode Island in 1962, but his family moved when he was an infant and he spent his childhood being raised on the Southside of inner city Chicago through age 9. After climbing out of poverty by hard work and dedication, his dad moved the family to the woods and wilds of Crown Point, Indiana where he spent his boyhood (10-15) exploring woods, ponds, swamps, and knolls, and falling in love with nature.