First born of eleven, raised in Appleton, MN. High School class of 1967. University of Minnesota B.S. in physics Education. Taught ninth grade physical science for ten years at Delano, MN. Lived in the woods for 20 yrs. Got married at age 30. Received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from N.W.C.C. and practiced Chiropractic in Appleton, MN. for ten years. Also owned, rented, and sold about a dozen real estate parcels in Appleton. Moved to Como Park, Saint Paul, MN. 1996. Did hospice care for my father-in-law until he died. Volunteer at the Japanese Garden in Como Park. Also volunteer at Collector's Corner at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Sold antiques and collectables for about ten years. Currently, I blog for the SMM "Buzz Blog" as ARTiFactor.