A collection of short stories about living life and relationships: what luck really is, love lost, love found, a single dad raising a daughter, a writer finding himself and a young woman losing herself--an unforgettable cast of characters trying to make sense of life.
Stories about love....hmmm. This could be boring. However, this was not! Nor are the stories all about romantic love. It's about love in many different forms. The love between a father and a daughter, best friends, a caregiver and child, even love that is not returned are all types of love included in this collection. I loved it!
I lived most of my life in Southern California. I am a retired lawyer who reinvented himself as an author. I moved to Boston in March 2007, where I stayed until spring of 2010. I loved it -- great city. From Boston, at the age of 69, I moved to Paris for a year. I now live in St. Marys, Georgia. I have written five books: "Retirement: A Memoir and Guide; "Digging Deep:Quote From Author Boyd Lemon:
I lived most of my life in Southern California. I am a retired lawyer who reinvented himself as an author. I moved to Boston in March 2007, where I stayed until spring of 2010. I loved it -- great city. From Boston, at the age of 69, I moved to Paris for a year. I now live in St. Marys, Georgia. I have written five books: "Retirement: A Memoir and Guide; "Digging Deep: A Writer Uncovers His Marriages," a memoir about my journey to understand my role in the destruction of my three marriages; "Unexpected Love and Other Stories," a collection of short stories about life, love and human frailties and strengths; "Eat, Walk, Write: An American Senior's Year of Adventure in Paris and Tuscany;" and a law book. I have also written and published two short books, "Games," five of my short stories; and "Diverity: A Road Trip Across the U.S.A.".
I'm learning to draw. I love good food and wine, listening to good music and walking on the beach, in beautiful cities like Paris and Boston and on mountain trails.
I love that so many of my life dreams have come true: Lived in a home with a stunning 180 degree view of the California coast, Traveled to Africa, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, France, Ireland, Costa Rica....
I Am a working artist!
Here is what someone else wrote about me.
“Life Begins at 70……
After a stellar 40-year career as a top and nationally recognized attorney in his field (Time Magazine called him first after Martha Stewart's conviction of insider trading), Boyd Lemon followed a deep calling, and began the life of an artist as he neared retirement age. Following his heart led him to face a painful past, and re-invent himself as artist and writer. The journey as artist began in the idyllic coastal town of Ventura, California, then on to the venerable literary, music and art scenes of Boston, and finally to living the dream life of many an artist, a Bohemian year on the Left Bank in Paris, with a final few months in the hills of Tuscany before returning to California. Once Lemon started writing, his passion, combined with years of discipline as a professional, gained the notice of world-renowned writer and teacher, Natalie Goldberg, who invited Lemon to her prestigious year-long workshop for writers in Taos. His book, Digging Deep, is a memoir about Boyd Lemon's role in the destruction of his three marriages. This is a journey to understand one man's role in marriages that ended in divorce, confusion, bitterness and blame. The Pearl has been the journey of the writing, for the writer himself, and the peace that writing has brought him. Lemon lived on the cusp of the moralistic generation that grew up in the 1940s and 50s and the next generation that embraced sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, as well as equality and independence for women. The transition rocked all pretenses of his working class upbringing. The writer's hope is that revealing the path of his own struggle to clarity and peace leads others to their own awakening, as so many modern couples and individuals deal with understanding and defining the new order in relationships, as well as facing their own past....more