I'm an American living in Regensburg, Bavaria. Born in Munich I spent my first 10 years in Kirkwood, Mo. 1971 we moved to where I am now. Finished German school in 1981, then spent 29 semesters studying German literature, philosophy and political science. 1982 I joined the management of the local film club's cinema Filmgalerie, and from 1991-2001 I ran my own arthouse cinema STALI (Stadtamhofer Lichtspiele). In between I also co-owned a cinema bookstore for a few years. In the 80s I co-founded the local industrial band and performance art group Lyssa humana that officially still exists, but currently doesn't perform. I was also member of the shortlived noise rock band Hammersmith. Since 2001 I work for the customer service of a large American online store.