About Me




I’m Gus venturing into my active tenth decade. I’ve been writing for many years in the business field but now, upon retirement, I am into “fun” writing – including poetry and short fiction.

Presently I am a proud Oregonian for the past 45 years. I was born on a Kansas farm before the Great Depression, saw the Pacific Ocean courtesy of the US Navy in World War II, attended two Kansas universities and have continuing interest in all their athletics, particularly Kansas University where I played basketball in the late mid-forties. Creaking joints have retired me to bicycles and auto’s.

I was happily married for sixty-seven years until my spouse’s death a year ago. I am blessed with three children – all amazing and all supportive.

Please enjoy my writing.


10 Responses to About Me

  1. shirleycollins2014 says:

    Hi Gus! How courageous and adventurous you are getting this blog going! Congratulations!
    Many blessings, shirley may 🙂


  2. Cool guy, quite the writer!


  3. april4june6 says:

    Dear Gus, I have nominated your blog for the “One Lovely Blog Award”, and here is the link: https://april4june6.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/january-19-one-lovely-blog-award/
    Congratulations and all the best!


  4. oneta hayes says:

    Gus, I’ve hopped over here because you commented on a blog I had commented on. It sounded like an encouragement to some younger generation. I often try to do the same, I do admire these young people who have the tech skills and writing skills to use their time wisely – sometimes venting some steam that needs to be done in a friendly setting. I find that at WP. Anyway moving on, I found amazing similarities to my story regarding medical help for the aging. They are very sweet and helpful, but sometimes don’t seem to believe we can still have abundant life at this stage of the game (I’m 81, husband is 85. Married 61 years. Life is still good.) But it was funny to go through the medical scenario at the age of 79 – after never having been to a doctor except to give birth two times. Fortunately a lot of young people took upon themselves to see that I lived after an aorta dissection and acute heart attack two years ago. I’m thankful and blessed. Hope your surgery was successful.

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  5. Nice to meet another writer from Oregon! 🙂


  6. Jason Ford says:

    Love just how you connect words together in such a lovely rhythm. Love you Grandpa!


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