Gerald has spent most of his adult life in Osaka, Japan. He writes plays and short stories that often focus on the lies we tell to others and the lies we tell to ourselves. His friends are often surprised how sad his work can be, and those who only know him through his work are often surprised how much he smiles. After retiring from teaching he divides his time between Vancouver, BC and Osaka, so he can feel slightly out of place in two cultures. He has been married to the same man for thirty years.