My name is Andy Crocker. I am a high school science teacher in Oakland, Oregon. My degrees are in Environmental and Cultural Studies (B.A. from The Evergreen State College), and an Education Masters from Pacific U. (Science Specialty). In 1990-1991, as my second year of college, I took an 8 and 1/2 month trip around the world to six different countries (U.S.A., England, India, Thailand, New Zealand, and Mexico) staying with host families and studying Global Ecology: Integrating Nature and Society, with a group called the International Honors Program. This life-changing trip is where my spiritual life began, and is the basis of many of my writings.