I live in Duluth Minnesota, near the big lake. Cresting the hill on Piedmont, I am never disappointed by St. Louis Bay, 1000 feet below. F16’s thunder skyward from the airbase like clockwork in the morning. Sunsets cap the day with critters in the side yard.
I have walked a varied path, born and raised a Roman Catholic, a Christian Brother for four and half years at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota, a teacher/counselor and Licensed Psychologist.
As a psychologist, I started and managed a sexual abuse treatment program. I assessed and treated perpetrators and young victims of both sexual and physical abuse. My life work was devoted to working with kids.
I was an English teacher at the high school level and a guidance counselor for many years in a traditional and alternative school setting. Kids are fascinating. I wish I had another life to devote to working with very young children.
I have always loved reading, but creative writing was not part of my formal education. I have a monthly column in the Bemidji Pioneer’s Generations section, a blog post at http://www.douglewandowski.com/, and in the early 90’s was a commentator for KCRB, Minnesota Public Radio in Bemidji. I write now because it is a pleasure. While many aspects of writing are challenging, there are a lot of things about it that are just plain fun.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.