I'm a man from Texas. Austin, Texas. My family has been living from here to Lampasas since 1883. I'm half Irish, half English, half Scottish, half Comanche with a splash of German. I play bass; I play guitar and compose music. Look up Zed Ziraffe on Reverbnation.com and you'll find me there, too. I've been writing poetry and short stories seriously since 1994. Had many visions of dying by that time, and I did but not physically. It was a conceptual death. Transformative in the form of a woman who showed me the unbearable lightness of being. Finally, aside from maintaining a marriage to her for 15 yrs, I am currently involved in a Masters/PhD in Philosophy.