I opened my eyes on this world on March 10, 1954. I fell in love with a sweet song shortly thereafter. After years of being a diehard fan of James Taylor, Paul Simon, David Wilcox, Dar Williams, Pierce Pettis and others to be named later, I decided to devote some energy to writing a song or two in earnest. I wrote my first song at 19, but my first good one at 39 -- and now at 51, I am still at it. But I am a lawyer by trade and by heart -- and a songwriter too, safe here in Atlanta.