Perry Treadwell describes himself as an amateur historian. “I grew up in the Midwest with strong memories of my small town and my grandparents; farm. I wrote a bit about this period in my life in Grandfather Stories.” Treadwell received his Ph.D. from U.C.L.A. and went on to teach immunology at Emory Medical School. Nominally retired, he has taught workshops in making friends and has published a book by that title. He has been a pub owner, formed a men’s support group, written for magazines and newspapers, and volunteered with the American Friends Service Committee and a hospice group.