Born in Alaska and raised in Maine, my creative sensibility is steeped in saltwater and mountains. When I was too little to walk, I was pulled around on a sled by a german shepherd called Rusty*. I live with my wife in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and travel to see the ocean as much as possible.
MIR is a pen name, and is in fact my best friend’s initials, almost my mom’s initials, is the root of the Spanish verb “mirar” which means to look. It is also similar, but not quite, “mer” and “mar” which mean the sea in French and Spanish.
*My parents disagree about this. My mom says it was Rusty, and my dad says it was Namer. Memory is a fickle thing.