"I am a perpetual 9-year-old. What I mean by that is that the things that I do for work are also things that I do for play. I sing, I play in the dirt, and I make up stories. I've been a full-time freelance writer for about 12 years, a gardener (both casually and professionally) all my life, and a touring singer-songwriter since I got out of high school, way back in 1979. I don't have a college degree, but that has not stopped me from having a life that is deeply satisfying; a life that makes a d"