Beyond the Cottonwood Trees
The Adventure Continues
Herb Bryce was born in rural Arizona in 1933 and moved extensively throughout his childhood and teenage years. After serving four years in the Navy during the Korean War, he entered Arizona State University, where he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He pursued a career in the sciences, notably as division chair of Physical Sciences at Citrus College and as the dean of Science and Mathematics at Seattle Central College. Herb was highly active in the American Chemical Society and served on the Shoreline School Board and on the Shoreline Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services board for many years. He has a passion for the arts and is a cofounder and board member of ShoreLake Arts.
In his spare time, Herb loves to travel to gain an understanding of cultures around the world. Herb currently lives in Shoreline, Washington, where he is an active member of his local community. His philosophy is that service is the rent we pay for living. Beyond the Cottonwood Trees is Herb’s second memoir. Please visit the author at www.HerbBryce.com.
Herb Bryce (Carlos Herbert Bryce) received his bachelor’s degree in 1959 and master’s degree in 1962 from Arizona State University. He served as division chair of Physical Science, and taught chemistry at Citrus College and as dean of Science and Mathematics at Seattle Central College and also taught chemistry. He has a passion for the arts and is cofounder and board member of ShoreLake Arts. Herb currently lives in Shoreline, Washington, where he is an active member of his local community. His philosophy is that service is the rent we pay for living.
Praise for this book
He joined the Navy during the Korean War, started a career as a chemist just as Sputnik was changing America’s commitment to science, and trained a German shepherd to be a remarkable rescue dog in the Cascade Mountains. Herb Bryce relates a fascinating life trajectory that moves from rural Arizona to college professor in Seattle, but his memoir is more than that. In the end, this is a heartfelt, joyous, compelling love story. That's why you should read this book.
Thomas D. Bird, MD Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurology, University of Washington
Herb Bryce brings us on more adventures from his life filled with curiosity, relationships, and love. Beyond the Cottonwood Trees seamlessly takes you from the youthful events of his first book, Me and the Cottonwood Tree, into adulthood. Herb is a remarkable storyteller. His honesty and observations on life will touch your heart and let you feel as if know him personally. Along the way, you’ll laugh along with him on the rollercoaster that is his life. If you grew up listening to your elders spin tales of their youth, Herb’s books will take you straight back to that time. A true treasure.L. Clothier Actress