Chuck lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL with his wife Lorraine and their rabbit Crystal. They've been married for 25 years and survived many a change in fortune. Chuck's mom is 94 years young and lives a mile or two away, in her own home, by herself. Lorraine's mom and brother live in Houston.
Chuck was first involved in the Peace movement when in high school, at Friends Central School in Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University in 1974 with the unlikely double major Mathematics and Theater. He was awarded his Master of Science in Computer Science from Nova University in 1981. He worked as a software engineer for nearly 30 years before migrating into the creation and sale of print (and later web) publications. He now runs a couple of one-person companies that provide little or no income and finds himself much happier than he was when he made the big bucks working for the big companies. Now people can actually understand and hopefully benefit from what he does and that's a big plus.
Several years ago Chuck wrote a review of one of Mike Palecek's novels, The Truth, and posted it on the Blue Ear Forum, a now-defunct website that pulled together writers, newspaper people, and interested observers from all over the world. From that review grew a friendship that has remained solid as Chuck progressed from reviewer to publicist to editor to publisher to website host, with some roles visited more than once. Mike's book The American Dream was the first book to be published by Chuck's company CWG Press, and to date it 's the only one published the traditional way; the expense caused Chuck to redefine CWG Press as a Print-on-Demand publisher.
In addition to CWG Press, Chuck provides editing for web and print, website design, newsletter design, computer consulting, custom programming, and research under the name CWG Services. He hosts a number of websites including this one. He occasionally updates his blog Things I learned while looking up other things. He contracts directly or through oDesk.