David Belden is an Englishman living on the edge of the Catskills in New York State, USA. He has worked as a religious volunteer in India and Ethiopia, a carpenter in England and America, a college teacher and currently a corporate business writer. He has a doctorate in sociology from Oxford University and a house which appears to be covered in decaying fish scales.
He lived 30 of his first 32 years in communal houses, first religious then socialist/feminist, not to mention boarding school and college dorms. He forsook the communal life for a twenty-year nuclear love affair with Debi Clifford, met by chance on holiday in San Francisco, with whom he is raising a son, Rowan. Debi and Dave intend to celebrate a golden wedding (in 30 years) and put new siding on the house, but itís your guess which will come first.
Daveís dream is to do nothing but write books that are true (or truish), teach interesting people, make curious but entertaining objects, travel with Debi and Rowan and do good. But at the moment these activities have to be squeezed into about every other Thursday and the odd weekend.
Biography provided by the author, November 2001