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Ted Magnuson (1951-) grew up in Detroit, Michigan. After completing an MBA in Florida he traveled west to write business insurance for sawmills, lumber yards and other such business risks. In this calling, he had the opportunity to see companies passed down from father to son. As his own sons went through the changes from high school to college and career, Ted recalled his own passage to the adult world compelling him to write ‘The Bouchard Legacy. Ted loves the out of doors, especially cycling up and over mountain passes for days at a time. He is married, dances the Samba, and has two grown sons.


An excerpt from Chapter 2, The Bouchard Legacy.


Paul has earned his place in the World but Randy owns it.



After what seemed like forever, Mum’s l960 Cadillac swung into the turnaround. The car still had its bright turquoise sheen, even if it was eight years old. The turnaround empty of traffic, the sidewalk all but abandoned, Mum spun in fast.


Coming to a stop, Mum put down her power window. Sh...

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“? Life is all about relationships and what actually happens when people relate, when people understand each other. To see each other for who they are, not what we want or expect of them.” Margaret Bouchard”
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“Randy stared into the glass he held in his hand, gazing into its cobra eyes. A double shot of thirty-year-old single malt whisky. You can’t be an alcoholic when you only drink top shelf. Right?”
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“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. ”
Mark Twain

“Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love – for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment is it perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you from misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.”
Max Ehrmann, Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

“If you can walk with the crowd and keep your virtue, or walk with Kings-nor lose the common touch; If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds worth of distance run- Yours is the earth and everything that's in it, And-which is more-you'll be a man my son.”
Rudyard Kipling, If: A Father's Advice to His Son

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

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