Top-of-page illustration: River Ouse,Constable country, England (Photo by Nigel Hey)
"Wonderment is a tremendous story about a man's search and struggles for love, family, truth, and spirituality, while never losing the eternal quest for the mysteries of the universe and life itself." – J. Willard Williams, Director of Adult Education, US Army (Ret.).
The policeman approached, smiled, shook my hand, and introduced himself
He seemed pleasant enough, slim and affable with a beaky nose, his uniform neatly pressed. He ordered a limonada, which seemed to bode trouble, and then we got down to business
Being Greek, his English was not very good, but he got the message across. “I just want to let you know, sir, that if there is an accident at the mine, or if someone is killed, your company will not be held responsible.” He repeated carefully, “Your company is not responsible." There was the whisper of a pause before he added quietly, "You are.” A vision of the leaking tunnel came to me and my stomach went hollow. Personally responsible, I thought, personally responsible!
The policeman gave me a regretful smile and, no doubt because he considered himself a helpful individual, restated the message in mime, crossing his wrists to symbolize the handcuffs and adding a grave, affirmative shake of the head, accompanied with a closing of the eyes which gave the impression that this information would sadly remain valid for the rest of my days.
“I thought you should know this, sir,” he said. And then rather quickly he was gone, his lemonade untouched.
--- Ch. 9
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"Wonderment: A love affair with adventure, writing, travel, philosophy, and family life," is a book that will captivate you – and make you smile!
"Wonderment" sparkles with the magic of travel memoirs from all around the world. It is the autobiography of an English-born, New Mexico-based nonfiction writer who shares his time between London and the American West. Its storyline reads like a novel, keeping the action moving from the writer’s childhood nightmares to tropical travels and a brush with death in the neurology unit of a London hospital.
Sometimes funny, sometimes thoughtful, this is the first-person, nonfiction life history of a writer who was born with a love of adventure, travel, people, and the mystery of who we are and why -- yielding memoirs laced with the humor, romance, family lore and drama that anchors a life well lived. He becomes a science writer, survives the risks of an adventure-loving life, and gradually discovers his own spirituality and optimism for the future.
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Nigel Hey, Ltd., is an umbrella organization formed in 2001 to embrace a variety of writing activities, from writing and editing for others to full-scale books produced in-house. It is based in Los Ranchos, part of the Albuquerque conurbation in New Mexico. During this time it has produced two science-related books and the new biography, consulted to Sandia National Laboratories, the MIND Network, Technology Ventures Corporation, and the Santa Fe Institute.
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