The bookends of my life are my 1951 birth as a Scandinavian-American, baby-boomer twin in Edgerton, Wisconsin and my most recent breath in the present moment wherever I am.  Within this Life in Full is a professional career bookended by employment as an Alaskan geologist in 1975 and as a New England professor in the present moment.   My….

  • Biographic Sketch explains my origins and career twists and turns, and is useful for media announcements and introductions.
  • Memoir of Mentorship explains why professors like me prioritize teaching to “pay it forward.”
  • Curriculum Vitae is my long list, used mainly for external judgment of my professional career.
  • Condensed Vitae is my short-list of the main points of my professional career.

Photos:  Author (left) and his now-deceased twin brother James in 1956 “messing about in boats” on a kettle lake in northern Minnesota.