Beginning from the early days of two young 4-H members, through different grade schools together; a rocky High School beginning, fate seemed doomed from the start. Continually connected through community, groups and school, these two were always so close to being a couple when something or someone(s) seemed to interject a roadblock. Forty years without connection and thousands of miles apart, technology reconnects what fate derailed.....or did it? Being born with an overactive imagination, coupled with a diagnosis of A.D.D., Hyperactivity, Bi-Polar, and a few other letters, had they been invented in the 1950's. Life has been a struggle, which meant I was getting into trouble on a constant basis. Day dreaming seemed to be a daily activity, focus was a problem While a Junior in High School Randall approached his English teacher to suggest that they start a Creative Writers club. She agreed and it has been a school club since 1970. Creative writing has always been a passion of mine, being it a poem, play, short story or puppet skit. This passion was also an outlet for all my frustration and anxiety. Until now it was just a hobby stuck between a self-made Silk Screen Business of 30 years. Raising 3 wonderful Children, accomplishing two B.S. Degrees, a Master Degree and a Ph.D in Clinical Pastoral Counseling and Christian Biblical Counseling as well as Passing the National Board of Exams in 2005 to be a Licensed Professional Counselor. Many fun creative jobs and hobbies were interjected to include substitute teaching, mystery shopping, retail, delivering freight, bike riding the complete KATY Trail across Missouri 3 x's. My Mother told me around age 12 I was born under a wandering star, for nearly 62 years I have been wondering where that star was directing my path. Since leaving home at 18 I have moved a total of 15 times or on an average of 4.6 years only living in my home town for 35 years while operating a Silk Screen Business I researched, created, owned and opera
So Close and Yet So Far Away by Randall Lechner was published by Outskirts Press in May 2015. The ISBN for So Close and Yet So Far Away is 9781478751281.