Born in 1940 and raised in the countryside of Southern Louisiana, I am the second oldest of eight children. I spent four years in the United States Marine Corps. My wife Lucy, of almost 56 years, and I live in San Mateo, CA. We have two children, David and Kari. Our son, David, died of cancer at the age of 21 in 1986. Our daughter Kari and her husband Jim live nearby in San Carlos with our two grandsons, Ben and Matthew. I retired in 2007 and in this last decade, I have been a Direct Care Volunteer for Mission Hospice and Home Care nonprofits. I also volunteer at Peninsula Hospital for their NODA program (No One Dies Alone). I spend most of my free time writing and creating meals for family and friends.
I always thought that my book was about the grieving process and would possibly help those who had lost someone or something very dear to them. In putting the book together, I have changed my perspective as I realized it’s about, how we all have struggled to deal with our daily challenges as we are living life to the fullest.
Every day we all deal with some sort of loss or disappointment.
The book is about our own Journeys to Wholeness.
Other published books:
The Gift Is in the Giving, A Lesson from Mom