This is the author’s first collection of short stories. In the twelve stories, the reader will encounter, among others, an attorney who tries to recover a lost love in a dart game, a narrating Labrador Retriever, a felon turned evangelist, an attorney with alzheimers, and a widower who becomes a gourmet cook.
The author holds a bachelor of science in mathematics from Denison University and a juris doctor from Case Western Reserve University. Following graduation from law school, he served in the Judge Advocate Corps of the US Air Force from January 1968 through December 1971.
“The only good groundhog is a dead groundhog,” declared attorney Sidney Jackson III across the fence to his neighbor Ruger Hardebaugh.
“Feller moves out to the country, he ought to take what nature gives him,” Ruger said. Ruger leaned out past the expansive bib of his overalls and spit tobacco juice out onto Sid’s newly mown hayfield. Ruger’s one-eyed malamute, which looked somewhat more wolf than dog but was too old to threaten on either account, leaned away to avoid the spit.
“I can abide nature,” Sid said. “But not groundhogs.”