Spring and Summer

Spring and Summer The boys are playing baseball – a rite of Spring, synonymous with Mom’s apple pie and Pop’s homemade vanilla ice cream. The girls are wearing their tank tops and cut-off jeans, strutting model-straight as they pass the boys in school hallways all across the country…getting close to bikini time and raging hormones. […]

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Do You Know This Man?

Do you know this man? No? I knew him, not so well, some forty years ago…he was a habitue, a devotee, of the Phoenix neon night life, looking for parts of himself he had lost along the long road from Appalachia: lost in an abusive and disoriented childhood; lost in a flawed and impetuous marriage; […]

The Facade

The Façade Like a beautiful house or big city skyscraper each of us has a façade. In the house or skyscraper the façade can hide many defects – substandard or faulty electrical components, bad insulation, watered down or weakened concrete, and the like. I’m reminded of Hollywood’s major movie production, The Towering Inferno, about an […]

“What Happens Next? A Life’s True Tale” (An excerpt)

Like a picture that is worth a thousand words, it’s my thinking that an excerpt from an author’s book can reveal enough pro and/or con for a reader to determine whether or not he/she wants to read further. So, here’s an excerpt from my newest book, “What Happens Next? A Life’s True Tale,” a non-fiction […]