In speaking with a friend today, I had a thought: each generation "ruins" the next one. No one means to, but life changes and one has little control over outside influences. Each parent tries the best he or she can, usually based upon one's own childhood experiences and acquired knowledge.
My friend took his daughter, a soccer enthusiast, to a live international match. At one point, his daughter exclaimed: "This is just like 3-D." Astounded, he replied, "But, it's real."
Children today relate everything they experience to the electronic/virtual world in which they dwell. Will the next generation even know what real life is?
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.