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A native Californian, I received my B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and my doctorate in U.S. history from Columbia University. I taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for forty-four years (1964-2008). During that I published four nonfiction books on varied subjects: Mugwumps, families migrating westward, a true-crime mystery from Vermont, and Greenwich Village as it became America's Bohemia. My book, "A Scattered People: An American Family Moves West," was cited by the Colonial Dames of America as one of the three best books in American history published in 1985. Since retirement, I have written three novels set in a land I love (New Mexico), the second of which, "What the Owl Saw" (2014), was a finalist in the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award competition in 2015.
I have practiced Zen meditation since the 1970s.