Kevin Ryan is a retired professor, living at the edge of Boston and of sanity. He was once a high school English teacher, but found the work too hard and became a professor of education. That worked out okay for him. Having tricked a ravishing farm girl-turned-English-teacher into marriage, she mothered his children and does most of his writing for him. Early in his so-called career he read that teachers are drawn to teach subjects that have presented personal stumbling blocks. Therefore, he focused his career on the art of teaching and character formation. He is still working away at both. The farm girl and Kevin have nine very superior grandchildren. And she is still ravishing.