Phil Cordelli has been retired twice and is now unretired, part-time. He grew up in White Plains, NY and then Ashfield, MA, with time in Ridgefield, CT in between. His home is now in Tuftonboro, NH. Last November he won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives. A civil servant for many years, in his youth a caddy, in young adulthood a farmer. He is the author of Manual of Woody Plants, and one of The Pines.