After four years in the Air Force, Charles chose to go to college. Although he loved literature, it was the early '80s and a bleak outlook for liberal arts majors, so he chose science. Fast forward 22 years and a lay-off... His partner encouraged him to pursue writing and The Muse... and now he's a poet. He grew up in California, landed in Virginia, fell in love and stayed. he has one published piece, a humorous essay in Orchids Magazine. He's trying for more... He is an intern at The Muse Writers Center.