Of Time and Spirit
A Tribute to My Father
About the Book
Of Time and Spirit is a tribute to my father, James Roswell Dorsey Sr. (1919–2000). His story is told from my perspective as a son and traces his journey to inner peace and the struggles of a father and his son to communicate. Further, it is a historical chronology compiled from my dad’s personal papers, military records, civilian personnel records, notes jotted down on scripts of paper, and the many conversations we’ve had over my lifetime. Especially those conversations we had toward the end of his life when I had become a man and could understand some of his innermost feelings, thoughts, and wisdom. This is a project he wanted to undertake prior to his death; however, age and poor health prevented his version of his life. My account of his life is a small fraction of the man he truly was, but he wanted his life recorded in history, and now it is. My father remains in this book, Of Time and Spirit.
About the Author
Maurice W. Dorsey is the author of From Whence We Come, a novel based upon a true story; and Businessman First: Remembering Henry G. Parks, Jr., (1916–1989), Capturing the Life of a Businessman Who Was African American, A Biography. Of Time and Spirit is his third book. Since his retirement from the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture in 2012, he has been a writer, public speaker, and advocate for the LGBTQ community. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, earning a bachelor of science degree in family and consumer sciences (1970) and a doctorate in philosophy in education (1983). He also earned a master’s degree in arts and sciences from the Johns Hopkins University (1975) and a master’s degree in education from Loyola University of Maryland (1976). He resides in Washington DC.