As a teen growing up in suburban Chicago, writing was the farthest thing from my mind. Music, sports, and cars filled my time away from the classroom. Now, having been a professional educator for more than three decades, I’ve witnessed the impact stories have on learning and socialization.
Throughout humanity’s checkered existence, the perpetuation of culture and the context of our being has advanced through the art of storytelling. Yet, it wasn’t until my middle years that my father helped awaken my mind to the written word’s melodic rhythms and emotional richness. So, a zig here and a zag there have put me on the doorstep of life’s subsequent chapter. Partially a social obligation and partially a therapeutic outlet, it’s time for me to write the stories that have been ricocheting around in my head, apparently subconsciously, for quite some time. Here’s one of my stories–happy reading!