Hello. My name is usually Charley Cowens, sometimes Charles Cowens, and rarely Chuck Cowens (or even Charlie Cowens). I live in Kensington (California) with my wife in a house. Our two daughters visit us sometimes.
Right now, I work as a technical writer/editor and a sales/marketing operations guy for a software company in Walnut Creek. My job experience has mostly been in publishing and software. (However, my first real job was working as a bicycle messenger in San Francisco.)
This photo is an artifact of my unsuccessful foray into politics in a race for our local school board. One of the many lessons I learned is that it can be really hard to smile … when you have to.