genres: life advice, education, poetry, short stories
I was born 1928 - the seventh child (son). Within ten years all five sisters and brother left home.
I lived an only child life with very old parents that loved me, and who worked hard during the Depression. I guided myself through puberty and through teens, consequently resulted in being an abject failure.
Violin lessons started in 1936 and I am still playing Violin 1 in late Beethoven Quartets now nearly 90. Fairly good performance in swimming, golf, bushwalking, bike riding, bowls, and most continue today.
I have had ten years as a Life Line Counsellor. Eleven years at college - electrical, radio and management. Real joy - I had an affinity with the physics of electric heating and solved heating component problems of million dollar plant for several international companies.
Married twice, two children, several grandchildren, some I haven't met and a son that can't stand me - that's life.
You may be wondering what Shakespeare, golf and playing the violin have to do with each other, and some of the other topics in this book. Well, it’s pretty simple. They’re all things I enjoy – a lot. And they’re all things I’ve learned a lot about over the years, and which I’d like to share with you here.
*** WINNER - BRONZE MEDAL - 2015 Global Ebook Awards *** After a lifetime of living, William (Billy) McIntyre brings together his thoughts on love, life, sex, religion and playing the violin - all the things we were told not to talk about in high school debating class - and delivers these thoughts in prose, poetry and a play.