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 has mostly been in publishing and software. (However, my first real job was working as a bicycle messenger in San Francisco.)

Like so many others, I have , , and accounts. I also have a on educational matters that I should keep up more. And, let's not forget my account.

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.