John Linnemeier hails from the Hoosier State. He served in the United States Army in Vietnam, where he was shot twice. He has worked in mines, oil platforms, steel mills, and inner city schools, has attempted to stow away on ships and hopped freights, and has seen plenty of ugliness but plenty of beauty as well. By his most recent estimate, he has visited 112 countries. At sixty-four and approaching geezerhood, he stubbornly refuses to quit having fun.