Back in the day I, by turns, sold pay telephones, large telephone systems, consulting services and software (of my own creation, I must note).
I also drove a semi.
There are also two kids and four grandkids, but they live light years away in Minnesota, California and Florida.
And of course there's Jo, the wife. She and I got happily married back in 1974. We live in Washington State in a little wide-spot in the road called Clearview. It's nice out here and we've been in the same home for over twenty years.
For several years, Merlin Sprague drove a small passenger bus for a senior center. It was an unusual occupation In these stories, Merlin expresses consternation with an increasingly harsh system originally designed to help those who cannot help themselves.
Every once in a while, in every life, the hand of Providence reaches down to touch us in profound ways. This book is an old man's recollections of his magic moments and he hopes it will be a goad for you to remember yours.
Have you ever awakened to find a present on your lawn from the neighbor’s dog? Have you ever wished for some pay-back? Well, in these 4,276 words, our hero, Dick Yost, gets in his licks. Please note: This story is not for Pit Bull fans.
Bill the Spitter is a ribald short story of 4,500 words. It tells of the Author's base family and an Aunt's need for a man so severe it caused her to overlook that which should never be overlooked. This story is humorous, and bitingly so.
Prostate cancer is the 800lb ape hiding in every man’s closet. This cancer is feared by men like no other. At least one man in six will get it. The fear is justified, for it is, after all, a cancer. But ignorance of the disease is not. Unfortunately, there’s a problem: Getting straight information from a doctor is sometimes like pulling teeth.
This is the true story of trucking in the United States. It's not like in the funny papers or on TV. It's a way of life that will surprise most people. Follow a year with Merlin and Jo as they drive their semi across the country.