8 semesters at Art Center College of Design for 1 BFA,
4 semesters in graduate school for 1 MFA in creative writing
23 semesters teaching at Art Center College of Design
3 semesters teaching at Otis College of Art and Design
6 semesters teaching at USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism
9 semesters teaching at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program
2 mentions of my name over dinner at David Ogilvy’s home in Touffo, France
14 years at DDB
2 direct response agencies
1 mention of me in a book about the ex-director of the Central Intelligence Agency
1 Gold Pencil from One Show
1 Cannes Lion
2 Belding Bowls from Los Angeles Advertising Club
251 hours piloting small planes
1 plane crash
190 scuba dives
4 years as a paratrooper in the US Army
49 jumps from airplanes, jets and helicopters (yikes)
1 year Army National Guard
4 published books:
    2015 -  I'm No Longer Troubled by the Extravagance
    2010 - Death Obscura
    2005 - The Invention of Fiction
    2004 - The Soup of Something Missing
231 published poems
1 play produced off-Broadway in New York
17 published magazine articles
98 fountain pens
876 books read
3,028 books in home library
5 fun-filled appearances on a national TV game show
2 years hiding-out in Europe