Standing Alone: A Real-Life Journey...Staking Out A Meaningful Life, Through Mountains of Adversity

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In late spring of 1989 my 4-year old Amanda was murdered by her mother's boyfriend. Three days following the funeral for our daughter this woman I thought I knew joyfully married the man whom detectives had already determined as the sole suspect for this horrifying crime. How could this
woman overlook the brutalizing behaviour of this man towards her only children, stand by his side even as he went to prison, and deny everything in spite of the irrefutable facts?
It is a hauntingly compelling story.

This seminal event came at a time in my life where I had finally waded through a nervous breakdown, alcohol and drug abuse...all brought on by severe Post-Traumatic Stress, accreted from seventeen months flying helicopter gunships in Vietnam and Cambodia. Before my twenty-first birthday, I had flown over 1,500 combat missions. I carried far more baggage home from those experiences than I was clutching in my two, bronzed arms as I de-planed, back in Texas.

My military service had come on the heels of an abusive childhood...injected, at age six, with a devastating trauma where my developing mind was exposed to horrific scenes of utter devastation. The images my young eyes took in conspired with the ongoing turbulence and abuse at home, encumbering me with notable emotional and behavioural issues. Originating from the earliest phase
of my life, I was presided over by a potent mental illness. My dysfunction proved to be a virtually insurmountable barrier in experiencing healthy relationships and engaging in a productive lifestyle. As I spent years overcoming these burdens I grew in depth of compassion and sturdiness of character...as I transformed from a man incapable of love, to a man incapable of hatred.

This book is a visceral insight into that process, and the life that spawned it.
 
'Standing Alone' is a timely, atypical book which is destined to arouse controversy, ignite discussions and change lives.

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"Standing Alone is a true story.  Initially, I was writing it in the Third Person.  There were so many things from my past I was ashamed to reveal...such as thought processes that defined stages of my life and events which sprang from them. There have been notable changes which have redefined my character through the years.  It was at a point of strong self-admonishment that I re-wrote this book...in the process stepping to the plate, in the full light of day, to reveal my weaknesses, errors and darkest passages for you to consider...In the First Person!
 
Certain chapters reverberate with graphic and disturbing events, which you may feel to be far too unsettling.  If you find this to be true for you, skip through those, but stay with the story. The reason I took so many brief side-trips in this book was to put you not only into my shoes, but to put you into my thoughts as well, at the time events occurred.  So, I told my story from the perspective of who I was at the time. I added only glimpses of how I have come to think, now.  As you progress through the chapters you will see how my changes began and developed...as no doubt have yours."
 
Jeff Bogue

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'Standing Alone' is a heart-wrenching life story, told from the inside-out, on appalling personal issues encompassing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, infanticide, abuse, trauma and drug abuse. A refreshing honesty pervades this entire book. There are many gripping passages, told with such realistic detail as to bring the reader right into the thick of the action...to put one directly into the shoes of the central character. 'Standing Alone' is a visceral insight into labyrinths of insanity from the perspective of the stricken individual and
encompassing his ongoing recovery. This book makes a strong statement about sustaining the impacts of adversities, while forging a meaningful life for oneself. It is about empowerment.

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