Reflections of a Disgruntled American Gargoyle
About the Book
Since Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of a bus, more and more Americans have been expressing their rights to freedom of speech and action. All too few announce their opinions on the everyday happenings taking place in their world. Allen R. Remaley is neither a journalist nor talking head commentator nor political pundit. He is an American who, over the years, has witnessed events, changing mores, and the earth on which he lives. His focus and thoughts on such things are brought to light in Reflections of a Disgruntled American Gargoyle. Among topics covered are Black Lives Matter; Racism Redux and the Oscars; cell phones and selfies; blood, sweat, and human evolution; Roe v. Wade and infanticide; Sharia law; Nellie Bly, columbine, and deinstitutionalization; a wall or Ellis Island, Southwest; and retirement, socialization, and happy hours. The chances are good that opinions expressed here mirror those of many Americans.
About the Author
Allen R. Remaley loves his family and the life granted him. He loves his country and served four years as an enlisted United States marine. He questions his Good Conduct Medal by saying, “How could a mean, lean, green marine earn a medal like that?” After his military service, he attended colleges and universities in this country and abroad and, at the age of fifty-eight, completed his doctorate in French. He can make mistakes in four languages. Among his hobbies are playing pickle ball, strumming an old banjo, enjoying happy hours with his wife and with his friends, contemplating the miracle of life, and on occasion, writing something down thinking that he is the first to have done so. How bizarre. He and his wife make their home in Saratoga Springs, New York, and in Scottsdale, Arizona.