Dates and Dorothy
Since coming of age I wanted to change the world, when, in middle age, the world returned the compliment by changing me. That is when I met my guide and mentor Dorothy Cowlin.
The first half of this book explores the life of the poet and novelist. (Most of this review of Dorothy Cowlin remains freely available online for an uncertain time.)
The second half of this book, classed as life and love poetry, continues my collected verse, begun in book one of nature poetry, The Valesman.
Here is the story of my out-going friendship with Dorothy for over twenty years.
The Dates, historical and romantic, make up two of the other sections, covering the post-war years. There is a final section on "the romance of religion."
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About the Author
My later years acknowledge the decisive benefit of the internet and the web in allowing me the possibility of publication, therefore giving the incentive to learn subjects to write about them. I have been the author of the Democracy Science website since 1999. This combined scientific research with democratic reform. While, from my youth, I acknowledge the intellectual debt that I owed a social science degree, while coming to radically disagree, even as a student, with its out-look and aims. Whereas from middle age, I acknowledge how much I owed to the friendship of Dorothy Cowlin, largely the subject of my e-book, Dates and Dorothy. This is the second in a series of five books of my collected verse. Her letters to me, and my comments came out, in: Echoes of a Friend..... Authors have played a big part in my life. Years ago, two women independently asked me: Richard, don't you ever read anything but serious books? But Dorothy was an author who influenced me personally, as well as from the written page. And that makes all the difference. I have only become a book author myself, on retiring age, starting at stopping time!