This is a foreword by Richard’s friend and fellow author Russell Coolidge.

When Richard asked me to set up a blog for him to collect his works I was honored.  A fellow like Richard seldom asks for assistance so when he chooses you to be the guy, well, you sorta realize that it’s no small request.

Anyway, these are the words, thoughts, musings and general tirades from the gentleman I’ve come to know as Pa.  His words may sting and his ideas may be bold but they are undeniably original and from the heart.