Have you ever tired of endless nproductive meetings, the insanity of excessively formulated policies and procedures or the pacification of workplace ineptness and complacency along with the forced acceptance of nepotism? Have you ever fantasized in the warm, soothing waters of a utopian based dream that gets you to smile at the thought of creating your own business or being your own boss? Set your own hours; make your own rules? Better yet, did you ever desire to invent, design or hatch the next, Why Didn't I Think of That phemen? Do you ever remember hearing that the best time to come up with your Cabbage Patch Doll is when you already have a job and a paycheck? Did you keep the door of revelation unlocked in order to never miss the visit of a guest named opportunity? Yup, me too. Now take all of the ingredients and spices of that secret recipe, stir them up really well, heat the mixture and serve it as a hot meal to hungry consumers during the busiest and most frenzied buying season of the year, Christmas. And what is it that you concocted? This book! Maybe it will motivate you. Possibly it will discourage you. But I am here to advise and caution you that the Can't Miss Product that you have spent your life searching for is more than likely at best, spelled M-A-Y-B-E! SLEIGHFRAMES represents my personal journey that began in the 1950's during the era and advent of the Hula Hoop and the Mickey Mouse watch. Imaginative ideas like SLEIGHFRAMES grew in my mind and traveled along through sled rides, swball fights and the magical Christmas's of my youth. They were born from imagination, bred from stalgia and nurtured by hypocrisy. They were exciting, discouraging and maybe even depressing. They were my ticket out of Jobtown and I boarded that train, but unfortunately it never left the station. But as long as there is a hint of oxygen, there will remain a flicker of the flame once termed the American Dream, and hope is kept alive. But the true fact is, as always, the dream ceases soon after the awakening occurs. Or does it?
Michael John Fennick was born in Stamford, CT in 1950, forever tagged a member of the Baby Boomer population. There he received his primary and secondary education, but left his desired degree in the field of Fine Arts as incomplete when a lottery supporting the Vietnam War military draft ended student deferments. His lucky number was 14. An avid sports participant, he highly regards the relationship of preparation, teamwork, winning and losing to the understanding of everyday life while continuing to play beach volleyball on the sand of Hermosa Beach awaiting an intrinsically inevitable and final relocation to Maui, Hawaii. With thorough appreciation for his childhood years, he began to realize the negative effect that the cold cast by winters had on his personality and the call of California beckoned him to settle there in 1974. For nearly thirty years, he held a position of Development Project Coordinator in aerospace for Textron Systems until his retirement in May, 2013. His interest has always involved artistic creativity and he now attempts to satisfy that yearning with a newfound love in the composition of the words, paragraphs and sentences that lead to the authoring of books. His first undertaking began as a one time printing for his daughter, friends and family, but was well received and published in November, 2013. That novel entitled PLAAAYBALL! is written as what he defines as his hidden autobiography. Its pages transform the recollections, observations, conversations and opinions that formed his own life and translate them though created characters into a baseball story; a game that gave him enjoyment in youth. Imagination has brightened his world and challenged him with a repressed desire to market a novelty in 2006. This most recent publication of The Ongoing Saga of SLEIGHFRAMES is the story of that journey, accented by a nostalgic Christmas theme. His writing style varies from traditional and his reasons for limited chapters and intentional run on sentencing reflect that risk. He attempts to offer his opinions, but through a series of questions left unanswered and proposed maybes, leaves the reader to conclude their own solutions. His works, spiced with humor, emphasize his life formed value system realized from his own experiences, solutions and failures. Ambition will author additional books, but the desire for their existence after his passing and not necessarily their sale is his motivation. Several future works are pending.