So little time left. Could be over tomorrow. For one of us. The human condition—a beginning and an end. . .here.
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His best and worst days were those bay days, the ones that shaped his future.
From the moment he’d graduated high school, Peter Halstead dreamt of a life full of political grandeur and solid achievements. Mocked at every turn, he refuses to make his old man’s mistakes, nor will he dig clams forever. A “most successful” career waits for him on the horizon. Moments in Peter’s young life soon steer him away from Clayport, his first love, and his buddies. He never returns to his halcyon bay days. A forty-year high school reunion brings him back to encounter former classmates. He wants nothing more than to showcase himself. Instead, he compares his life to theirs and discovers he may have squandered his existence. A crumpled napkin channels him toward an uncharted destination. Illogical choices cause his unconventional actions, altering his remaining days on earth. Will his future have any purpose? Will yours?
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During life’s seasons, I didn’t have a desire to write. Without passion, no written words were produced. Didn’t see much money it. (Still don’t). Had to support a family. (Now just grandbaby sitter). Didn’t have much new to say. (Might argue, still don’t).Playing cornerback on the New York Jets, pushing all-in on a high stakes poker pot, or being elected Mayor of New York City, were all on a once young man’s bucket list. (None crossed off). Life’s winter has arrived. In cyberspace, I chew slices of pepperoni pizza, swallow and spit out words. My past experiences (or someone else’s), dreams, and other thoughts you will read in a story, book, essay or poem created by me.When we run out of fuel and the electrical power ceases forever, all websites (including this one) will have a beginning and a final end.
John Bauer, Writer
I’ll be in touch Buddy. I enjoyed the webpage.
Thanks Man! Hope you’re well. Let us know when you want to get together.
thanks my dearest, u are not only a good person but u r a good writer as well
thank for releasing such kind of info in the website
i will be in touch
we really enjoyed the web page
Dr. Bismillah Wahabzai ministry of education in zhari dist, kdr, afghanistan
As always, I hope you, your family, and friends and all the peoples of
Zhari, Kandahar, and Afghanistan are safe and in good health.
God Bless you all.
Mr. John Bauer
Hi John! Like the picture!
Thanks Vicky! hope your husband is getting better. I’m doing poem a day now.
I know. I’m all over the map
Hey Pop!! Great start to your website. 🙂
Apple drove Adam from Paradise
The fall of an apple discovered gravity
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Mr. Salah: I think often of the courage you and other Kurds shown in Diyala and Kurdistan.
I only hope your wish is granted to come to the USA. Your friend always. Peace.
hard said!..the bitter fact of missing you annoys me all the time!
wish you all the best,and; if you still remember me and my good old times….
you may do the same ….
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Thank you, Awad, I will always remember your heroic work, kindness, and generosity.
I hope you and your family are well. Take care. Be safe. Peace to all in the Middle East.
Dear Dad of Dads,
Cheers to your stories, poems and novels. So I guess what I’m saying is- “Good job, Pop!”
Your daughter, mother to Vivian.
Thanks Youngest Daughter of Daughters.
You and Stas have created a beautiful child–Vivian Grace.
I’m teaching her how to change her own diapers right now.
She will be very independent, kind, and smart like her parents.
Her story is yet to be told. “Good Job, Rachel.”
To all of Above: Wait unto you read “The Gray Tree” encased in “Senior Touring Society” with a release date any day now. John is a contributing author via winning a writing contest..