The stories that I offer you, are a compilation of many subjects, thoughts and emotions. They are, when viewed in their entirety, a veritable snapshot of my life on this planet. There are stories that have happy endings and, alas, many with sad conclusions. There are many animal, nature and sports stories and, best of all, stories about aquatic life (fish). As I have encountered life's mysteries throughout my life's journey of 86 years, I have recorded the psychological, emotional and physical impact on the human and animal world.