Richard Schachere, a baby boomer of the 1950s, was born with poor eyesignt and grew blind in the Central District of Seattle. He worked as a longshoreman and in the U.S. Postal Service. In the early years of this millennium, in 2003-2004, he set forth his thoughts on family bonds, home ownership, major league sports, Blue-blooded and Red-blooded Americans, international relations and American politics. Richard Schachere died in 2014.
Like J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy, Schachere’s memoir speaks in the voice of the ordinary man, of Everyman, with the blessings and wounds of a Black blind family man in that emerging metropolis, Seattle.