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Where Did We Come From and Where Are We Going?

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by Gordon Calahan  US United States

November 2, 2020   |    114 reads    |   0 comments

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Where Did We Come From and Where Are We Going? - Book coverGordon’s book chronicles his and his first wife’s adventurous, excessive, alcohol addicted lifestyles in Denver, Colorado beginning in the 1950’s through the 80’s. Gordon worked in the family construction business and Sandy was a nurse. Along with raising two sons, their lives included flying their own Beach Bonanza airplane, Bonnie, along with  skydiving, scuba diving, and travel, laced with frequent partying and hard drinking..

Eventually, they are forced to confront the realization that they have addiction demons and begin a path to recovery through personal growth programs, meditation, and therapy.  

But it’s also a book about the forces that work in our lives and how they influence the choices we make and the paths we take. As we learn about Gordon and Sandy’s childhoods, we gain insight into the power of love, or a lack of it, and unexplained forces that bring people together, or sometimes pulls them apart.  Gordon ultimately loses Sandy to suicide and must once again, come to terms with his path of life and his role in the direction it will take.

ISBN: 
9780578653020

About The Author

Gordon Calahan was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in building and real-estate. He married Sandy Williams and for the next twenty years, worked in the family construction business while Sandy worked as a nurse at a local hospital. Gordon and Sandy raised two boys, Richard and Donald. It was a time of partying, hard drinking, and living life to the fullest. They enjoyed adventure, which included flying their own Beach Bonanza airplane, named Bonnie, sky diving, scuba diving, sports, and traveling. In 1984, at the age of 44,... more

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