John J. Johnson was born in 1970 in the Pacific Northwest, educated in the Southeast and resides on Colorado's Front Range. He can usually be found in or near mountains, rivers, woods, trails, books and Colorado craft beer. He seems to think that philosophical conversations are still cool and that dogs should have at least the same life spans as humans. He is comfortable being mismatched with such a beautiful woman living and recreating in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. This is his first book and he doesn't expect a Pulitzer but he does mean to provoke thinking.