My writing’s eclectic, as is evident in my Op-Ed’s for the Providence Journal, or articles about my growing-up years in a milltown that appear each Saturday in the Kent County Daily Times. Then there’s my “Grandpa and the Truck” children’s books at (www.grandpaandthetruck.com), or my work on current books, “The Asheville Experiment,” and “In the Shadow of Princes.” Upon invitation, I guest-speak also, where I encourage others to tap into their lifetime experiences.
But I am almost always a humorist.
My Op-Ed’s encourage teachers in an ever-more-difficult career and remind readers of their childhood.
My Grandpa and the Truck children’s books, about a 30 year, big-rig driver who traveled the United States, moving households, have been heralded by parents, teachers, Women In Trucking (WIT) and the biggest international truckers’ association, OOIDA.
In “The Asheville Experiment,” (in production,) I talk about about my partner, Paul’s and my 9 year experience, living in one of our country’s “Top Retirement Towns.” It’ll be a fun and useful guide for all who contemplate a move….anywhere.
Finally, “In the Shadow of Princes” (also in production) spotlights my being raised in a highly-competitive family in a quirky Rhode Island milltown that produced fine fabrics and tough kids.
So, writing about teaching….trucking….moving out of state and back again…or my childhood growing up in a milltown. As I said, I’m “eclectic.”
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