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Musings of an Old Man

Musings of an Old Man

Musings of an Old Man: Some Prose and Poetry to Ponder is like a bowl of vegetable soup. Each selection is nourishing in itself, and in combination leave readers intellectually and emotionally satisfied.

The selections are humorous, serious, thought-provoking and written with an economy of words. The subject matter ranges from the idiosyncrasies of the English language to observations of nature to living well in old age.

Musings of an Old Man is a book that can be picked up and put down at any time. The short narratives, essays and poetry all address the everydays of life we often fail to notice. They prompt both smiles and tears. Each offers something to think about and discuss with others. All are to be enjoyed while giving the reader thoughts to ponder.


Pages: 132
Pub Date: 03-15-2018
Softcover: 14.95 9781633935952
Hardcover: 22.95 9781633935976
Ebook: 3.99 9781633935969


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Dr. Richard J. Smith is Professor Emeritus at University of Wisconsin, Madison and recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award from that university. He is author or co-author of five college textbooks and various curriculum materials that contain his original poetry, essays and short stories. He also has published numerous articles in professional journals for teachers and school administrators. His latest book, published in 2016, Life After Eighty, is his personal perspective on living well and staying happy while growing older. Richard and his wife live in Bradenton, Florida, at Westminster Towers and Shores, a retirement community where he is a featured writer for the community newspaper.

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