After 30 years on the extension faculty of the University of Missouri, I retired to follow creative activities: photography, painting, sculpting, writing. I recently published a book, Embracing the Past: Stories of the people who living historic districts, based on my doctoral dissertation and a cookbook (not based on my dissertation) entitled The Erin Go Bragh Cookbook. I’m currently working on two more books: a compilation of short stories, poems and photographs; and, a book about a small town newspaper “correspondent”. I also write a blog called All the news from Walnut Shade which recounts the goings on in a small fictional Kansas town. I’m on Twitter @Rothko291.