Bright Side founder-author, Bernard Dozier, is sensitive to the needs of families who work because he, too, has a long and active work life. After a boyhood on a small farm in south Arkansas, he worked in his Dad's stores delivering ice. Developing some serious teen-age muscle, he delivered ice, played football, and pitched hopping fastballs for the town's baseball team. He also worked in the timber, lumber, petroleum, and construction industries while going to college for six years and exploring careers in theater and radio. He did psychological testing and Speech Therapy in the US Army and then pioneered speech and hearing services for the State Board of Health in his native Arkansas.
Making a career change into the ministry, he was Letter Editor for Silent Unity, an international prayer ministry. He later served Unity churches in Minneapolis, MN, Austin and Dallas, TX, Wichita, KS, St. Petersburg, FL, and Memphis, TN, and conducted building programs in three of those cities. During a period of church growth, he was elected President of the international Association of Unity Churches.
Still ministering in retirement, he began writing the Bright Side for his Granddaughter, Katie, when she was an adolescent. He and his artist wife, Chris (see christinedozier.com) live near son, John, in a secluded retirement community near Ocala, Florida. There, they're kept active with their Tabby cat, Ringo (who thinks he's part dog), and their two Bichons, Jack and Cooper, who no longer bother to bark at the wild turkey flock that visit daily.
In addition to writing the Bright Side, Bernard also writes economic exclusives, and an opinion blog, for talkmarkets.com