Born and raised in Madison, WI, I now live in Kenosha, WI with my wife, Kathy. Together we have raised 4 boys to adulthood. I am a middle school math teacher and love being the center of attention in my classroom. When I am not teaching, you'll find me spending time with my wife and boys. I am an active member in my church plus I love to volunteer in my community in various capacities. After my parents divorced when I was a young child, I became particularly close to my mom. It was then that I started writing personal notes to her by leaving them on her pillow at nighttime. This is where the title Pillow Thoughts was initiated. Years later I became a parent myself and started writing to each of my boys in their own personal journal. Over 15 years later, my boys now have a collection of journal entries, from me to them, tucked away in one private spot.