shwin Parulkar was born in Mexico, what is present day Colorado. He left town at nineteen and married his high school sweet heart. She was a hologram. They started a detergent business in Ohio. It boomed. Everyone wanted clean clothes. He had a lot of time to read then. He would read in the mornings and walk and talk to the neighbors and towns people in the afternoons. He met all sorts of people that way. Doctors. Teachers. Short order cooks. Female Rush fans. They told him about what an amazing country we all lived in. He sung songs about them. When his vocal chords quit on him, he wrote stories about them. That's what he still does.