The author’s first love was the lady in Sir Walter Scott’s opus; a chapbook about her merited an A+ in English. Music manuscripts submitted to a Nashville publisher were passed over, but motivated him to compose the class song for graduation. Twenty years of railroading, military service and broadcasting followed. He dashed off shoestring commercials for budget television clients, scripted industrials, and TV shows about the gold rush and railroading, then got out Land of Legend, a history book. “His account of narrow gauge,” the publisher stated, “is one of the warmest, most human narratives ever written.” Readers Digest rejected his true story about the passenger train wreck he almost caused, as signal operator, by pushing the wrong button. The account is a sidetracked cliffhanger. Liability for lives, he balked at the burden, and quit railroading. His license to operate radio stations turned into television directing. Sitting there in the dark he’d watch a zillion things at once and talk fast—no wrong buttons. Fleeing video for the corporate client universe, he tagged credits to film documentaries about atomic bomb production and security (as a Q-clearance employee); ski patrol safety; mental illness rehab; the new Air Force Academy; and shoots for national clients. Career change: Ad agency copywriter, graphic artist; award winning spots, jingles, sightseeing history guidebook Denver in a Day, tech monographs; next, an art gallery, a challenging enterprise for a restless creative to unveil the worlds of detectives, miners and prehistoric.