Ron Andersen retired from the Cordova School District and ADF&G on June 1, 2019. He has an ancient BS degree in Wildlife Management from University of Alaska Fairbanks. His adventurous life has led him down and up many paths, too many to mention here except for a few examples: owner of the Scandinavian Cellar and partner in Gate Five Chowder House in Fairbanks, biologist studying the Dall sheep along the proposed pipeline corridor on the north side of the Brooks Range, wilderness camp counselor and hunting guide in the Alaska Range, elementary school teacher and special education teacher’s aide, bush airfield project engineer, etc. He is currently writing a memoir about his life with a schizophrenic son who died of cocaine intoxication. Ron’s an old groupy of one who has caught up with his opera “girlfriend,” Kate Lindsey, a mezzo soprano, the catalyst for much of his travels to places like Seattle, Los Angeles, DC, New York, London, and Prague. Ron also serves on the board of Cordova Arts and Pageants. Now that he is retired, he plans to write much more steadily, read, and finally use his loom that has been sitting in his living room waiting patiently to get warped for almost three years. He plans to live out his life in Cordova, write until the end.