The Writings of a Lifetime (Hardcover)
These writings, stories and poems have been written over the course of the author's lifetime. They are now collected and offered to lift our spirits, make us laugh, and attempt to explain and gently ease the tensions of our contemporary society.
They may be accepted as the writings of a humorist and entertainer or those of a social theorist or cultural analyst, and they cover a wide range of subjects - life, love, aging, laughter, ethics, decency, happiness, love, angst, and even travel.
Some of these writings are humorous. Some are deeply personal. Some are serious, but most - just like life - lie in between.
These writings are about Modern America as it exists today - a complicated, competitive, diverse, era dominated by technology, globalism, war, famine, and terrorism, the conflicting perceptions of the roles of ethics, government, families, and religion - the lingering consequences of the Reagan, Clinton, Bush, and Obama Years and more recently, the Trump Years.
Some subjects are approached with a degree of humor and levity. Partly, this is merely a matter of style. Partly, this is because the author believes that it is sometimes hard to learn from the thick and heavy books of science, philosophy, politics, and history. There certainly is a time for the picky details of experts and the pushy words of pundits, commentators, and scholars. But not always. And especially not now. Not today.
The wide range of subjects is intended to reflect (and respect) the wide interests of my readers. Some readers are looking for solid answers. Some are looking for good questions. Some merely wish to be distracted and entertained. And so, where do I find you this day? In an airport? Your office? Reading late at night in your home? No matter your purpose or location, I thank you. I welcome you.
If my writings convey a special insight or pass on an accidental piece of wisdom, I would be most pleased; even honored.
I leave that for you to decide....