Greg publishes rustic cabin essays from the north woods of Wisconsin and writes songs of rock legends. His writing on yoga seeks out transformational movement. Staying alert to catch expressions of the mystical, he chooses to embrace the edges by following that which is not trending.
Greg’s writing and aesthetic influences were formed by the Social Gospel Movement of the 1920s, the grittily structured Chicago realism of Carl Sandburg, essays inspired by the paleontological work of Loren Eisley, the poetic outlook of the Romantics Wordsworth and Coleridge, and Shakespeare, along with the rebellious and generative New Yorker Walt Whitman.
He marvels at the work of Maya Angelou, Anna Akhmatova, and a host of Indigenous writers and follows their paths through spirited wind tunnels, places of bones, soup lines, landscapes and inscapes. He’s curious about ocean life and lava, and notes that as lava bakes in the sun, it appears barren, hard, hot. In time, the rock will be transformed and will yield food.
Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan
Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois
Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio
University Wisconsin – La Crosse, Wisconsin
June 1983 – July 1997