IN IRONS: A Commentary on Sailing Into the Wind for
By Dr. Michael Colson, USN (Ret)
This fourth book by Dr. Colson explores odd bits and pieces
of life lived in high gear.
This book is a compilation of meandering observations I have
made over the years. Some are intended to be funny, others provocative,
and still others simply inane. Theyre common explorations designed
to win few prizes unless they give you awards and junk for sharpening
the edges of banal topics. During my tenure as an educator,
human services/psychologist, foreign service worker, and military
officer, I have learned to loathe self-inflicted wounds. In
Irons is my way of fighting back! Good reading.
Excerpt of “Things Fall Apart ”
"In the deepest recesses of the African Savannah, where
the darkness of night comes quick and faithfully to rhythmic
expanse of sun hardened soil, stands many a lone sentinel to
perseverance. Extending up and into the vast, violent and gladiatorial
arena played out in life and death technicolor are ant hills
the size of grown men. Big grown men of the type who can run
all day, sleep all night and eat goat meat in-between. Mounds
that can be stood upon by man looking for direction, and beasts
looking for lunch. Hills that are as dead looking on the outside
as they are radiantly alive on the inside. Made with only one
secret ingredient – spit."