Steven Lee Butler was born in New Jersey. He is described by his family as a traveler, teacher, and Peace Corps volunteer. From his diary, "Pleasure is the basis of my life philosophy. Just enjoy yourselves and then die. If there's more to come, deal with it then. Life is Life, Life is life."
And a line of his poetry:
When the brilliance of the sky
turns from golden yellow to
You will know the glowing light
of the sun has gone down
And that I have gone down with it...