Crooked Sidewalks

Life Lessons Learned

by Ronald P. Carr

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 14/03/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781982223021

About the Book

Every life is a story, and every story a journey. We are born, our story begins, and life happens. Each story develops over time from infancy through adulthood and from changes due to choices we make and many times by events over which we have no control. How our story ends is determined by how we react to those events. It is the life’s lessons and what we learn from them that help us grow, gain experience and wisdom, and move us along our journey. We decide if we are in charge of our destiny or if destiny is in charge of us. We drift aimlessly, or we paddle in the direction of our goals. Crooked Sidewalks will guide you as you tell your own story.

About the Author

After graduating from the University of La Verne with a degree in Biology, Ron entered his second summer of training at the Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island and was commissioned an Ensign on November 5, 1971. After Viet Nam service aboard a Navy Destroyer and later an Aircraft Carrier, he ended his active duty commitment. Yet, three years later, he resumed service as an officer in the US Coast Guard Reserves and eventually retired after twenty two years of service. In civilian life, Ron was a uniquely skilled writer, establishing himself for over 30 years as a marketing, public relations and fundraising professional for government and non-profit organizations. Early signs of a developing talent became evident in his early childhood as he began to distinguish himself as an engaging story teller, creative spirit and skilled communicator. Ron’s trained listening and discerning skills, along with his sensitive and caring demeanor, helped him to share his personal stories with humor and realism in order to engage his readers in a personal and meaningful way.