At times it seems that my life has been a testament to wishful thinking and poor judgment, but my wife of 35 years says she knows of nothing in the record to justify such an optimistic appraisal.
My wife said I needed a hobby, so I thought I'd try writing or perhaps learn to be a curmudgeon. The writing is coming along fitfully, but she says I've become a world class curmudgeon and am now a pain in the ass to be around.
It's gratifying to have your work appreciated.
My Favorites: Reading and Writing
Fiction: Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Literary, Political
Non-Fiction: History, Humor, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, Politics & Current Affairs, Science
Tom Jones (H. Fielding)
Diplomacy (H. Kissinger)
Alexander the Great (TD Dodge)
The thinking women's guide to socialism, capitalism, and communism (Shaw)
Man and Superman (Shaw)
History of English Speaking Peoples (Churchill)
Imperial Cruise, James Bradley
can be searched on PubMed
Fiction: Humor/Satire, Literary, Short Story
Non-Fiction: Humor, Science
Flashman, from the series of novels
M. de Montaigne
B. W. Tuchman
G. B. Shaw
Doris Kearns Goodwin