I grew up in a blue collar college town in central Massachusetts and saw John Kennedy twice when I was a kid. After college, I landed in an Ashram in California and studied Raja Yoga and Eastern Philosophy with my teacher, Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati for the next 30 years. During that time I helped raise a family, learned a trade and worked on and off for GreenPeace as a cameraman onboard the Rainbow Warrior. For the past 24 years I've been doing a daily fire ritual called Agni Hotra, which is designed to counteract the effects of pollution and polluted thought. For the past 6 years I've been studying the Science of Mind philosophy of Ernest Holmes. I'm a community activist and reporter for the IndyMedia internet news system.