This book develops an interesting tale depicting the journey of a rural farm boy’s life. Twists and turns led to his retirement years in the twenty-first century. Stories of true incidences accompany each chapter. Some stories are humorous, others life-threatening! The author utilized his high school, college, and graduate degrees to their full potential. A call to the unknown enticed him to risk a highly political position. The pitfalls that awaited him led to an even greater and more successful career. The author then shares insights to build a successful life.