Mr. Dirks describes himself as a professional student. He's attended college two times in his life totaling over nine years of school. He's studied an eclectic variety of subjects including computer science, philosophy, theology, history, and anthropology and has also spent much of his life teaching himself. Of his education, Mr. Dirks comments, "College is always important, but in my experience, being self-taught is much more fulfilling and useful. Life itself is the best teacher anyone can possibly have. All you have to do is remember to pay attention."
Mr. Dirks has been writing for over twenty years. He is a very versatile and creative writer. Over the years his work has included, science-fiction, non-fiction, self-help, fiction, short stories, essays, articles and poetry. His poetry has been featured in anthologies, magazines, and on popular Internet websites and has been translated into a variety of languages in addition to English. Mr. Dirks is widowed. Together, he and his wife have raised five children. He currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with his two cats.
Readers can view Mr. Dirks' work on the web on his Wordpress blog, "The Questioning Way," where he posts once every four to five days, and on his facebook page, "Art of Life, Live-Love-Learn, " which he updates every day.