Wisdom From Table Eleven

Thoughts from Patriots who love America

by Ron Phipps



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/21/2023

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 68
ISBN : 9798385014484
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 68
ISBN : 9798385014477

About the Book

This is an entertaining and enlightening book about a gaggle of grumpy and flawed old men in their 70s and 80s who meet for lunch every Friday and discuss and argue over current events. Having seen a lot and done a lot, good, bad, and worse, they try to make sense of what is happening in this country. Most are veterans and all are patriots who love America. No topic is off the table, from the emergence of wokeness to the rise of antisemitism to term limits to government corruption to the failing of urban education. Even tachometers and why we don’t need pennies is tackled. Along with a sense of humor, they offer interesting ideas along with insightful revelations about the causes of the quandary our nation is facing. Their discussion is shaped by their cumulative 400 years of living and their Christian faith.

About the Author

He is an 84-year-old man who grew up without a father but was blessed with a loving and determined mother. One could say that his childhood was hardscrabble, and he barely finished high school. A year later, he flunked out of a community college. After breaking a leg playing a pick-up game of football at 19 and losing his job in a factory, he decided to join the Army. Leaving his high school girlfriend whom he married, he was stationed in Ethiopia for a year and a half. After being discharged from the Army, his wife urged him to try college again. Because of her extraordinary and loving support, he did. Several years later, he received his Doctor of Education degree from West Virginia University and became a college administrator. Today, he and his high school sweetheart, who have two wonderful sons, are celebrating their 64th wedding anniversary. They are Christians who know that God’s love guided their path.