I first knew I was a songwriter when I was young. I wrote a crooner song in 4th grade, thinking of Steve Lawrence doing the vocals. "Why Do You Leave Me Now?"
I sang it to my mom and dad. Sigh. I then resorted to writing obscene lyrics to top 40 songs to impress my friends. I wrote my next song in high school......."What Just What Now is it?" It was as popular as my first attempt. I still don't know what "it" is or was. Next, I "wrote" a song that had unfortunately already been written and recorded by the Moody Blues. I showed it to my girlfriend. She said "That's a Moody Blues song." "Oh I know I just thought it made a great poem about my feelings for you." I said. I got honest in college and wrote songs for and with a band from the mid 70s to to 1997 when the band broke up. They would have kicked me out anyway for going bald. In May of 2013 I started writing again. I am a husband, father, psychotherapist, dog owner, model citizen, and rabid Cleveland Browns fan, having been born in Cleveland. I live with my wife and youngest son in Franklin, Indiana. I hope my best work is in front of me.