Well, it's too late to get a lot done during what remains of 2022. I started out the year well enough. Routledge published my new book, Modern Weights and Measures Regulation in the United States: A Brief History. It is ironic that, since I retired in late 2017, it took 4 years for me to write and find a publisher for two professional books. By contrast, while I was working full-time, I wrote and self-published six books in just 7 years. My first book was The Blasphemy Trial of Charles B. Reynolds: Morristown, New Jersey May 19-20, 1887 (2011).
I consider writing to be my third career. I will probably continue to write until I cannot any longer. I recently turned 72 and I composed a poem about the accumulated wisdom I thought I would be passing down to my readers by now.
you'd think there'd be
so much I could tell you
about almost everything
about what's false and what's true
but I haven't learned much you see
perhaps when I turn seventy-three.
You'd think that by now
I'd have discovered
the meaning of life and how
to express it in rhyme
but for me much is still unknown
including how to figure out my smart phone.
I hope you find that one of my books speaks directly to you and you'll try another. If you have any thoughts about my books, please send me your comments. I enjoy the feedback. Until next time.