This book is packed with light moments and deep, dark and tormenting secrets of a troubled life lived between two worlds. A must read for those seeking an understanding of how east meets west in a mind that had no choice in the matter.
A unique and multifaceted autobiography that starts out simply with detailed portraits in chronological order of people, places and events that influenced the author's life then moves on to his philosophy of life followed by a collection of his short stores and paintings to give greater insight into his soul.
Although born in Corvallis, Oregon U. S. A. of an American mother and an Egyptian father, he grew up in Egypt. He returned to the U. S. A. for good at the age of eighteen where he is better known by the names of "Hoss" to co-workers and "Punky" to family members. He now lives in Sherwood, Oregon just south of Portland with his wife of thirty nine years, Karen. He has one daughter, Samia, and at last count ten grandchildren the eldest being Desiree.