more than half a century of wandering around the world, I have
completed a collection of short stories about my adventures and ups and
downs. I hope you will read it. With the invaluable
assistance of Don Roland, a classmate from high school, the book is a
first class work of more than 350 pages with more than 100 photos.
No flat-liners for me. Come ride life's roller
coaster and zoom from a hotel in drought-ridden Texas to the summit of
Mt. Kilimanjaro, from a ghetto school in Philly to a posh office
overlooking Society Hill, from teaching young Africans in Tanzania to
working with beauty queens in Hawaii, from struggling with a broken
down car in Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains to flying business class
around the world, from being robbed in Cairo to interviewing for a
dream job in Jakarta. You'll meet my lovable Aunt Vera, saintly Mama
Stead, my African "son" Samson Mirambo, baby Eric Michael, the divine
Rosie, the unforgettable Argentine Carmen, Rusty Pumphrey - the best
dog in the world, simply Alexis - the best daughter in the world, and
dozens more who made my journey unforgettable. You'll meet
saints, sinners and colorful characters along the way -- at a border
brothel, in an AIDS hospice, in a small West Texas town, in a haunted
home in Honolulu, in a mansion in Acapulco, in a small growing college
Love, loss, living -- it's all here in 29 stories from my incredible ride.
The book is priced at $19.95 and will be sent by USPS for $22.00.
For overseas and express orders, please write for cost. To order,
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The book is available for immediate download in PDF format for reading
on your Kindle, iPad or computer for $7.50. Please request
download instructions with your order.