Turning fifty – a base camp on a climb to a higher peak

My ego tried to dissuade me from writing about this topic, but my muse was unrelenting.  Today is my fiftieth birthday. To many of us, fifty feels like a median point and society points to the number as being middle-aged. Though in reality, very few among us live to a hundred. In the United States,Continue reading “Turning fifty – a base camp on a climb to a higher peak”

Abel Bodied Speech at Converse Family Reunion

June 25, 2022 The Story of my novel, Abel Bodied Part 1Introduction: Page one of fulfilling my childhood dream of writing a novel began in this very building. I just was not aware of it at the time. When I was a boy, I spent hours and hours in this library. I was a studentContinue reading “Abel Bodied Speech at Converse Family Reunion”

Perseverance and the anniversary of revealing my novel to the world

For eight years, I toiled away on my book. An English literature major in college, my goal in life was to eventually become a novelist. It took a while but I never gave up my dream. I kept the book-in-progress mostly to myself, afraid of the cliche of being middle-aged with a half-finished manuscript gainingContinue reading “Perseverance and the anniversary of revealing my novel to the world”