The Home Team: Mark, Daddy, and Jackson
(Photo by Jeff Lee)
Chris Weber should have known as a kid that publishing would be a part of his life. When he was nine years old, Chris started his
streets first newspaper. With the help of his brother and a friend, they made it the old-fashioned way. Using tweezers, they picked
type face and lined up individual pieces onto blocks, rolled ink onto the pads, and then stamped them on paper. That newspaper came
and went but writing and publishing stayed with him.
He has written numerous articles for professional journals and magazines. Chris work has appeared in local, state, and international newspapers, and he has been
interviewed on radio and television shows and news segments. He has given workshops to teachers, parents, and students.
Chris has been teaching full-time and writing for so long now that its a part of his life. It doesnt strike him as unusual, but people are amazed. Several years
ago, he met with a vice president of SONY in his Tokyo office. They discussed the Treasures 3: Stories & Art by Students in Japan & Oregon
publication project. At the end of their hour-long meeting, the vice president leaned over mouth open, incredulous with surprise saying, And you teach, too?
What keeps Chris going year after year? For several years now, he has trekked in the Himalayas and is reborn living a simple life, one step at a time. Chris
teaching and writing take a backseat to his sons Mark and Jackson. His little mountain climbers bring him so much happiness and laughter, especially when they
invade his office to remind him of whats important in life.