My Life and Welcome to It. This site offers an overview of various aspects of my personal and professional lives. A professional career in teaching, media, and communications has sequed to a fulfilling retirement filled with media projects that I pursue for my own amusement. I have produced and narrated 33 books, comprising works of fiction and non-fiction, with a focus on western fiction. They are available for sale on Amazon and Audible. To hear samples search for my name on those sites, or go to the “Narration” page of this website. My emailed monthly newsletter, titled Curmudgeonry Light, includes snippets that cogently comment on a variety of unrelated topics. It has been well received by charter subscribers. I would like to add you as a subscriber too. Use the form below to sign up. For more on the thinking behind the newsletter click here My podcast is The Benoit Chronicles. Its purpose is to narrate brief stories about my life experiences as a man who grew up in the 1950s. Some are reminiscences if noteworthy events, some are more didactic in purpose.