"I wasn't born stupid, I had to study." A poignant bit of doggerel that Farrell Keough tries to remember. Born in Iowa, his Midwestern spirit is imparted in his life and writings. A degree in Environmental Science led to 10 years of enforcing regulations which did little for the environment. He now works in the computer field. Farrell has fumbled with a passion for politics and service. A wife (“She Who Must Be Obeyed”) and son (Farrell v.2) keep him in balance – their eternal suffering at being related to him will pay huge dividends in the next life.