Born Ernest Reed Wale April 12th 1944 Buffalo NY.
Father passed away when I was 5 yrs old.
Mother remarried and moved to Ft. Lauderdale fl. Where I was raised.
Joined USAF in 1967 and served during Viet Nam war as an air traffic controller.
After leaving service in 1971 tried several jobs for a few years, but found my love in sales.
Sold wholesale jewelry for approximately 40 years.
Married Marlene (Molly) 1980 and had a wonderful 35 year marriage until her death in 2015.
After losing her I became strongly interested in studying religion of all types and introduced it into much of my poetry.