Once a regular yearly destination, the unassuming town of Spindale is w a symbol of deep family roots and its impact upon the author. This book of fiction, poetry and essays conveys meaning which has grown through years of habituation and the resulting sudden endings. In a general sense, it should be very relevant to anyone who has seen their concept of home changed due to circumstances over which they have control.
I, like most everyone else, was born to a woman. As luck would have it, she turned out to be my mother. A lifelong relationship has resulted from this strange event which neither of us discuss very much. I was born in Maine. Some would say that makes me a Mainiac, with or without an e. I say it makes me a native American, but there are some in this world that would disagree with the logic of that. There are some in this world that defy ALL logic. By dint of not making career plans early on in life, I have ended up in advertising, which is like the New Jersey of careers. I spend my spare time (an oxymoron?) trying to scribble a few thoughts here and there with the hopes that they will form books eventually.