RISKS
a memoir

Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Forwardxi
Prefacexiii

Part One

Chapter 1 Haves, Have Nots, Have a Little 3
Chapter 2 Walking Backward 25
Chapter 3 Dear John Letter 31
Chapter 4 Hitchhiker’s Sinkhole 59
Chapter 5 Wise Men Fish Here 83
Chapter 6 Swimming in Sand 97

Part Two

Chapter 7 Call Me a Madman 109
Chapter 8 Bare Ass Naked 117
Chapter 9 Sleeping with the Dead 131
Chapter 10 Rural Free Delivery 151
Chapter 11 Desert Spirit 157
Chapter 12 Red Star Recruit 171
Chapter 13 Elephants, Giraffes, Hyenas, Oh My 181

Part Three

Chapter 14 Don’t Think, Do It 207
Chapter 15 Blue Plate Special 215
Chapter 16 Weighty Friends, Silent Meetings 239
Chapter 17 Three Sisters’ Hotel 257
Chapter 18 Sitting on the Fault Line 273
Chapter 19 Meyers, Briggs, and Carl Jung 285

Endnotes 295
About the Author 305