Hal Mansfield was born in Fort Collins, Colo., and graduated high school there. After serving in the army during the time of the Korean War, he returned to Fort Collins, where he graduated from Colorado State University. After time spent in the private sector, he worked for the State of Arizona and in the Research and Management Office of the City and County of Denver, Colo. He accepted a National Defense fellowship at the University of Denver in 1963. There, he received a master's degree and the Ph.D. All of his degrees are in psychology. He taught five years at Regis College (now a university) in Denver. He taught at Fort Lewis College (part of the CSU system) in Durango, Colo., from 1974 to 1993. He retired as professor of psychology, while he was serving as chair of the psychology department. He lives in Durango, Colo., where part of his retirement time is spent doing free-lance writing. He has written four unpublished plays and had several photo essays published in Cross Currents: A Magazine of the Southwest, and numerous articles published in The Durango Herald, his local newspaper. He has been published in Solar Age Magazine. His e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit his web site at http://www.halmansfield.com.