I grew up in small town West Texas where I had many adventures. When I wasn't having adventures I was making up my own. I eventually went on to school at West Texas State University where I obtained a useless degree in Creative Lying. (The school prefers it if we call it creative writing or just a BA in English. Whatever.) Today I spend much of my time writing about my various adventures, animal encounters, true stories and creatively embellished accounts of true stories. I'm glad you are here! You'll find the blog and assorted info at: realbeyourself.com. Please visit, I feel like the toy in the corner of the crane machine when no one stops by!