Scott Bitely, a teacher for more than fifteen years, lives with his wife and five children in rural Michigan where they enjoy the outdoors, raising chickens and doing what they can to keep life simple. Scott feels strongly that cutting, splitting, and stacking wood is an excellent way to spend the day. Playing guitar and banging on the drums keeps him out of trouble. . . except when it interferes with helping his wife put the kids to bed. He loves the pace of life in a small town and always looks forward to a good snowstorm.