This life, for me, has been full, lively, challenging and opportunistic. I give thanks to the place where the mix of life’s droplets formed into the person I arrived as and to the enviable number of interactions that I have been privileged to have enjoyed - and still do. The family that early on nurtured me has dispersed into a mix of hazy remembrances and a lot of forgets. The vortices of my friends over the years are largely smoothed out, with some precious exceptions, and their ripples seemingly less consequential. My associates, bosses and employees are like old 78 records, stored upright but rarely played. And, bursting through all this are memories that are revived by the writing about them.
I salute and still hold dearly the women who I have loved. My children and grandchildren remain the objects of unconditional love – perhaps the greatest gift we have and can give. There have been special pets – who demonstrate over and over again what unconditional love is. To all who continue to stir my vortices – I greet you still say how much I value you.
It has been a truly wonderful path I have been on - one that has yielded the experiences, the personalities with whom I have been involved and the opportunities I have had. These are being “memorialized” more fully in a book I am writing entitled: “In the Grand Manner.” I am delighted that some of the seeds I have sown as ideas, organizations, designs, and developments have taken root and evolved. Creativity is such a gift and way of being in life. I have “played” and “allowed” the creative spirit to enter me, shared it with those with whom I have interacted, contributed it to a variety of plans and organizations that have with time and patience grown to implements them, and through words, paintings, sculptures, and ideas perhaps launched other things that about which I have no idea.
I dedicate this work as revised to life and to the years yet to come, and to whatever lies beyond.