A lost, 67 year-old man changes his life and his town (and this writer).

“Our lives are sweeping, moving, ticking things.  I have something I must share.  I am not here to lecture you.  Sometimes rules must be broken.  You have time on your hands, lucky you.  And a story.”

A retired Iowa man named Earl is devastated by the abrupt leaving of his wife of more than 43 years, but his anguish eventually leads to transformation with the help of his own belief, a motivational trainer, and unwitting accomplices in the small town of Woodbine, Iowa.

Blind Approach Ahead is a story ten years in the making.  It began with a coffee shop conversation involving a motivational speaker and a lonely participant and continued into a small town–Woodbine, Iowa–the place of my family roots.  This story features a handful of small town characters and the voice of time.  Yep–time.  The place is real and all the characters and their stories are completely made up.

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