“Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?”
– Ian Wallace, American science fiction author and clinical psychologist
Rick never quite fit in – anywhere. As a child, the other kids called him weird because he would rather write a story or read a book then play sports or hang out at the corner store smoking cigarettes. As a teenager, he had no interest in partying or experimenting with drugs as many of his contemporaries were doing. He liked to go for long rides on his bicycle or sit for hours listening to his music. On occasion, he would write short stories and even poetry.
Truth be known, Rick didn’t fit in all that well with his family either. While the other siblings excelled in athletics, Rick joined the drama c...
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