Jim Gramze is a retired UAW worker, having completed his 30 years with General Motors at age 49. During those 30 years he achieved a B.S. degree from Eastern Michigan University with a major in music, a major in psychology, and a minor in writing. After completing college he played keyboards in the classic rock band Sidekix for 10 years and is amused by having turned down joining both Martha Reeves and Rare Earth; either would have been fine but quitting GM and losing the pension was out of the question. After retiring both from General Motors and performing music professionally, Jim and his wife Cathy moved to Thailand for three years as retired expats and then returned to the USA and their current residence in Hastings, Michigan.
Today Jim is collecting a pension and teaching piano, dabbling at composing, playing philanthropist, blogging, drafting a novel, and writing about himself in the third person.