Meet SIRIS Volunteer Steve Falcone. Originally from Philadelphia, Pa., Steve came to Carbondale in 1966 as a graduate student at Southern Illinois University. After graduation, he lived in Texas where he was an instructor at Southwest Texas State College. Later, following his passion for writing, he moved to Ireland where he wrote a book of short stories. After a year in Ireland, he came back to the States and lived in New England for a while. After years of traveling around, he eventually found his way back to Carbondale, a place where he could settle down and raise a family.