Some mentors have a major influence, while others serve as supporting cast. In my decision to become a writer, two men played key roles.
My most dramatic exploit was in a foreign land, where my best friend and I were surrounded by armed men. We weren’t soldiers, prisoners or spies. Just…
Some obsessions can be beneficial. As a fantasy football addict for some 35 years, I certainly believe that.
Late in our married life, my wife and I became adrenaline junkies, getting our kicks flying standby.
If we learn more from our failures than our successes, I’m a bona fide scholar.
There’s no escaping what fate awaits us in the tragicomedy of our lives.
If necessity is the mother of invention, then desperation is certainly one of the family. Such was my experience many years ago during a miserable…
When I returned to the boxing gym well past middle age, I wasn’t looking back but forward, determined not to “go gentle into that good night.”
I’m not much of a risk-taker nor an adrenaline junkie. My adventures have been modest in scope and duration. Though in my mid-twenties, I briefly but…
Yet, fooled with hope, men favor the deceit.” —John Dryden (1631-1700)
When I lay me down to sleep, my ordered life turns adventurous. Awakening, I seek meaning in these vivid, fascinating and sometimes terror-filled…
On the cusp of 70, I’ve been advised to get my memories in order. Friends and family say: Now is the time to write your life story for your heirs and…