Born in Abingdon Illinois. Knox County, the only county that did not vote for Lincoln in the land of Lincoln — tells you something. It’s the tri state area which includes Iowa and Missouri, pure midwest Mississippi River rust belt country, home to Mark Twain and Carl Sandberg.
In first Centennial History of Western Illinois University Reynolds was called “the most important student leader of the era.” page 177. (Probably just the loudest) Editor In Chief of school’s newspaper The Courier from which he generally pissed a lot of people off. A good time was had by all. All this in Macomb, Illinois with so many great people, most of whom turned out well, survived, and prospered. Some lost their soul, some just lost souls.
Schools: Alumnus of Western Illinois University and Arizona State University. Devotee and student of Peter Senge and Society of Organizational Learning. Systems thinking studies, to which Paul always says “Yes life and organizations are complex, but if you are going to get hit by a truck, get out of the frigin way.”
Work history: farmer, bartender, musician, AD/PR agencies. One Album went Teflon in Wisconsin. Director of Communications for twenty years at APS/Pinnacle West, Arizona’s largest electric utility. Currently a PR consultant and still a political activist writer, song writer, now blogger, father, friend and seeker.
Still playing guitar, writing songs and taking on freelance writing and PR work. Scores of awards which were melted down for catfish bait weight. Class 20 Valley Leadership.
Epitaph to read “It must have been something I said.”