I live in Norway with my wife, Inger, and our cat T.J. Maxx and teach International Business Communications at Oslo University College School of Business.
When leaving the U.S. in the 1960’s, I chose Oslo due to the natural surroundings which allow me to cross-country ski and ice fish in the winters and to swim in lakes in the forest near where we live and in the fjord where we have a beach house. In addition to teaching,
I have written English as a foreign language textbooks for Cambridge University Press and Norwegian publishers including the award winning book @cross based on a virtual journey through the UK and U.S. I am currently working on a humoristic cat book in collaboration with an illustrator, Camilla Storm, entitled Give Me a Cat Any Day: Why Prospective Parents Should Seriously Consider Having Cats Rather than Kids and a novel John, Waldo and Henrietta. Waldo and Henrietta are cats named after John’s two gurus, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau and make up his nuclear family (for more information, see my website CatsorKids.com.)
When not teaching and writing, my time goes to studying jazz piano and Spanish and travelling, especially in Latin America.
If you have an opinion about cats and/or cat stories, please share them with me. I have a great cat story about a cat who kept a friend alive by licking her back to consciousness until she reached her phone to call 911 after suffering a heart attack. If one claims that there is intelligent life on this planet, he/she must be referring to cats.