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September 2018
Many years ago when Bill was thirteen and living in rural western Illinois, he would occasionally be able to get into the town to watch a movie. He had been working part time for a year at that point and his awareness of a life beyond those of his home life was becoming regularly more apparent. He went to see 'Superman - The Movie'. Of all its parts the one that stood out most at the time, and today still, was when a young Superman was still living on his adopted parent’s farm… Pa Kent had passed away and Superman was being pulled to leave home and go North. Here is the music that accompanied that portion of the film where he walks just north up to a rise in a wheat field overlooking his farm and an endless horizon in all directions, his mother is beside him, as they look Northward… To this day, it remains one of Bill’s favorite short scores: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obVOFsXjPpg.

In some respects Bill was called to do the same… leave rural Illinois after high school in 1980 and return north to Saint Paul. In 1992, he then moved to to northwest Minnesota to a house in the woods and then soon after, to a long-vacant hilltop farmstead on the prairie further into northwest Minnesota. Then after several years, he traveled to the far northwest corner of North Dakota, and near ghost town called Alkabo and then finally, to a property he found overlooking the Canadian border, which he later came to own, in northeast Montana... During these times and travels he continued maintaining his art gallery in Saint Paul since 1994.

Bill has been back in Saint Paul full-time for eight years now. Those years just described were full of adventures. Today he turns 53 - while remaining 14 inside. Life, through all its ups and downs, he continues to embrace as a great, wondrous and remarkable gift.

Bill will soon complete a second business downtown - Music Forest Café. He designed the space in March 2014 and has since been through the various city planning and licensing channels. It has taken a year for him to build it out. Learn more at: www.musicforestcafe.com. He’s planning on another run for city council. He came in second place the last two elections and now the incumbent is retiring. The completion of Music Forest has taken up a large part of his finances and delayed his ability to begin campaigning. He anticipates now beginning the campaign in early September - two months before the election.

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