Robert Fulghum was born in 1937 in Waco, Texas. He has several academic degrees, but as he says, 'they aren't very important in comparison to the education I've gotten on my own.' Throughout college and graduate school, Fulghum worked as a singing cowboy in guest ranches in Texas, Colorado and Montana, and rode in local rodeos. He has also found employment as an IBM salesperson, a bar-tender and a folk music teacher. He plays guitar, bass and mando'cello. He is an accomplished painter and has had several successful showings of his work. For the past twenty years he has taught drawing and painting at Lakeside School in Seattle. For twenty years, he was also an ordained parish minister at Seatle's Edmomds Unitarian Church, where he is now minister emeritus. Fulghum has travelled twice around the world, living for a time in Thailand, Greece, Japan (in A Zen Buddhist monastery) and France. He now lives on a houseboat in Seattle and spends his leisure time sailing.
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