About StJ Lewis

  dsc_08457StJ Lewis is the pen name of a recovered widower, geologist, entrepreneur, mentor, scholar, writer, photographer, champion rally driver and jazz accordionist—splitting the best years of his newly-married life between the Arizona desert near Tucson and the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.  He’s an unabashed fan of the individual (including you, snowflake—explained elsewhere).  His book is his final recapitulation of personal observations resulting from a life-changing Peak Experience in 1993.  You’ll find it to be interesting and profitable reading.

Soon after discovering (the hard way) that he didn’t think like an engineer, Lewis moved into the arts and sciences where his inventiveness and writing abilities found a better fit.  He’s been thinking and writing creatively about life and living for more than 60-years.

While launching two successful consultancies he earned an MBA articulating a rational approach to ethics.  Finding that a surprisingly few of us have a true grasp of the subject, he set about putting ethics in more accessible terms for those who might profit from it.  Turns out that it was simpler than he’d assumed and that everyone benefits.

Lewis left his native New Jersey for Lehigh University and a degree in Geology, starting his profession in the Texas oil patch and moving on to make a few significant mineral discoveries.   He’s lived and worked in Wyoming, Western Canada, Texas, Mississippi, Maryland, New York, Vermont, Virginia and Pennsylvania before returning to N.J. to build dams and start an independent practice in Engineering/Environmental Geology while building on his extensive environmental expertise.

After seeing their four kids through college, his wife earned her own BA and Masters degrees in order to pursue a career in teaching. Not long afterward she developed the first of three cancers, requiring that Lewis add caretaker/homemaker to his talents for several years; their 54 years of married life ended in 2008, when his writing began in earnest.  These are the results…