LIFE UP CLOSE, A Memoir
"When I reached 80 I figured that with five books published, it was time to put my feet up and my pen down. Maybe a good idea. But it didn’t work. Squeeze out one more book, my brain pleaded. Real stories about real people.
"I re-read dozens of essays that I started publishing 25 years ago, added some newer ones, collected the best in a book.The result is Life Up Close, a Memoir, 23 essays on subjects most everyone knows: family, travel, friends, study, religion, even cats and barbers. Making the grade were the essays that brought a smile or a tear even re-reading them, figuring they’d do the same for you.
"Please be my partner and look at the stories and photos in Life Up Close. I hope you enjoy the journey. On the last page here, let me know what you think."