Each of us have a story to tell as no two of our lives follow the same path. For each of us are the wonderful times whose memories we cherish always. Conversely, there are times when our dreams are shattered by heartbreaking events that either mold our character or drive us to despair, shrouding the possibility that sunlight and happiness will visit us again. This is the story of one man's journey through exhilarating highs and catastrophic lows. It is a story of the pursuit of happiness, security, love and most of all a loving home. It is a story of experiencing the thrill of having your wildlest dreams materialize only to see those dreams and many successes crumble and fade just as quickly as they came. Most of all, 'Reflections in the Mill Pond,' is a story of priorities and faith. It is the story of how in our darkest moments, each of us has a gift to be shared with another along our journey. If there is a lesson to be gleaned from this story it is to remind each of us that we all have something to share with our fellow travelers. It's easy to share good fortune. The challenge comes when we reach out to help another who might be struggling. In reading this story, the author hopes that two things are accomplished. The first is that we all take a few moments each day to count our many blessings. The second is that we take time to reach out to a friend, neighbor, family member who is struggling to find happiness. A little kindness goes a long way.
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Born in Duncan, Oklahoma in the mid 1940’s, the author considers “home” to be the ancestral home of his grandparents, Taos, New Mexico. While he has lived in a variety of places including Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico, he resides at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains close to the Colorado, New Mexico border where he has lived for many years. The author attended schools in Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in Foreign Languages and Psychology. After a number of years in the booming oil and gas industry of the 1970’s the author returned to his long time dream of working with young children and painting the unique scenes of the American Southwest in oils and watercolors. While achieving some success in both areas, he began to document events of his life in story form. During the flamboyant days of the oil and gas boom of the 70’s, the author published technical articles dealing with enhanced oil production through reservoir stimulation. In the 1980’s, the author penned a series of poems of which several were published by organizations including Hospice. The author submits periodic articles to a variety of local publications. “Reflections in the Mill Pond” is the author’s first venture into a full length novel. He is currently writing a second.
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Book Description BookSurge Publishing, 2007. Book Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91951558