The fool on the hill sees the sun going down...
I lied. I did not take this photo on a hill. Texas is too flat.
It is not a metaphor for current-day Texas, because it was taken in 1970. Of course, it could be seen as sign of what the future of American infrastructure would become...
I did not have such thoughts back then. I had seen many old barns in Vermont and was attracted to interesting motifs. There was nothing attractive deep in the heart Texas, although I searched on days off from the Army.
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.