John Linton spent his childhood developing his skills as a military brat while the family moved from one location to another, finally settling in Berwick, Maine where he met his future wife, Brenda Johnson. He attended Gorham State College to avoid the draft and somehow graduated with a teaching degree in the Social Studies. He was hired by the Westerly School Department in 1970 and has lived in Westerly, RI ever since. He retired from teaching in 2002, much to the relief of his colleagues and especially the administration. When people now ask him what he does he loves to tell them “Nothing.” He does dabble in photography every now and then.