Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Art, University Oregon, 1962. Master of Fine Arts, Washington State University, 1967.
Artists studio design Anawalt, Eugene, Oregon, 1962-1964. Assistant professor Washington State University, Pullman, 1965-1973. Owner, designer Anawalt Architecture/Ceramics, Grass Valley, California, 1973-1985.
Owner, inventor Firway company, Sacramento, 1987-1992. Owner, writer Abongold Books, since 1997. Teacher classical guitar, Eugene, 1960-1962, Pullman, 1965-1973.
Writer National Writers Foundation, California, 1998.
Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1954-1960.
Married Paula Bonner, September 19, 1964. Children: Amelia, Jessica, Zackary.