From the author of the best selling child's book, The Manatee That Flew, comes this collection of nostalgic and entertaining essays. Liberally sprinkled with actual events, hard lessons and real situations from his life, they relate how he developed his optimistic philosophy of living. His home-spun stories should resonate with parents or grandparents who are likely to see parallels from their own lives and might like their children or grandchildren to have these insights. Some readers will find the stories useful for ideas on writing about their own lives. His "lessons" offer sensible advice on a variety of subjects.