I am a native of the western New York Finger Lakes region. I became a Christian in the spring of 1976 as a freshman at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. But I then spent several years carelessly soaking up grace just as sunbaked sand absorbs a summer shower--burying my talent like the servant in the parable--before realizing that the verse in the header is the door to life. I currently live just outside of Washington, DC in Springfield, VA.