I am a writer. I am a teacher. I’m a journalist.
When I served in the Coast Guard, it was out of a sense of duty to my nation. As a journalist I fought hard for free speech and open records. I think information is important.
Just as important is what one does with the information. How do you improve society? How do you use the information to provide for your family? Further your faith? Understand the world around you?
These are the goals of my teaching – to create students who think critically and can connect the dots to understand the relationships that create the world around them.
More about my writing:
My fiction is published under the name E.C. Morgan and I’ve published in a variety of publications. Similarly, my non-fiction is generally published under the name Clay Morgan. I don’t really have a good reason for the differences.
Mostly, my fiction, at least what’s been published, has focused on topics related to crime and morality.
My fiction has appeared in Crimespree Magazine, Mysterical-e, Shred of Evidence (sadly defunct), and A Cruel World (also sadly defunct).
In the magazine realm, I’ve published well over 100 articles in diverse publications like:
- Black Belt
- Black Belt for Kids
- Martial Arts Training
- Fitness 2000
- Martial Arts Journal
- I Love Cats
- Veterinary Economics
- Straight Sunday School Supplement
- Car Audio and Electronics
- Car Sound
- Mobile Electronics Monthly
- 12-Volt Advertiser
- Engineered Wood (has nothing to do with Viagra)
- Safety Supervisor
- Highlights for Children
There are a slew of others.
My journalism career spanned more than 20 years and included time as a reporter, editor, and publisher for weekly and daily newspapers, digital products, and magazines.
A few other things. I’m a judo black belt and jujitsu black belt. I’m an avid stamp collector. An uber-awesome father. And much more.