If you look at my about page you’ll only see the following “I’m just a retired long-haul trucker who exchanged his rig for pen, paper, and keyboard.” but there really is a lot more to me.
If you wish to cut to the chase and see what I’ve been writing here at Medium then check out my Contents On The Table list.
I published my first book, CARROT ON A STICK on April 10, 2000, my son’s 22nd birthday. Sadly Jason is no longer with us, a victim of Childhood Diabetes that took him away at 32. I still miss him every day.
Some of my later books are out of print as the publishers went out of business but in 2006 I published REINDEER TALES for anyone who remains a child at heart.
I was still on the road when I published CARROT ON A STICK and sold lots of copies at truck stops, loading docks, and other places as I continued to travel the country. My bosses would have been very upset had they known I was carting around hundreds of pounds of books in the cab. After all, weight is money in the trucking business. I’m retired now having been a trucker, traveling construction worker, and most recently the general manager of a privately owned recycling business here in Greensboro, North Carolina.
What you’ll read on my pages here at Medium will be my poetry, short stories, musings, and novels. Some are fiction, some not, and all are inspired by my lifetime of experiences throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
When things go wrong I shout, “Wackemall” and thus I have pointed the domain names Wackemall.com and Wackemall.org to my pages here at Medium. It’s pronounced Whack ’em all in case you’re struggling with the word. And yes, Wackemall is my creation.
Besides writing my hobbies include building things like the world’s first StreetPlane, the Wackemall-1 as seen in this Greensboro News & Record article titled, FLYING DOWN THE STREETS OF GREENSBORO. Yes, I sometimes do strange and funny things.
I have a long history of fighting local battles for the poor and working classes (few successes) believe people are our most important infrastructure, and refer to myself as a Deist when people ask about my beliefs.
I write because doing so is a cheap form of entertainment for me that opens my mind to things I’ve not before experienced. I publish out of vanity and a strange desire to share my thoughts with others. Some of what I write will be posted for everyone to see and others will remain behind the paywall. You see. $1094.00 a month in Social Security doesn’t go very far.
My hobbies also include riding my antique motorcycle, building things for which I have no need, gardening, and chasing after a certain shy and brilliant female who really doesn’t understand how precious she really is. Wish me luck if you will.