Join me Saturday, June 15, 2019, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm https://blueridgebooksnc.com/ … Continue reading
Join me in Fernandina Beach, FL, Saturday, February 16, from 10 – 5 at the Amelia Island Book Festival Expo. https://ameliaislandbookfestival.org/ … Continue reading
Join me in beautiful Dahlonega, GA on Saturday, March 2, from 9-6:30 at the Dahlonega Literary Festival. https://literaryfestival.org/ … Continue reading
Join me and Clark Williams for a book signing at his brewery this Saturday, August 25, from 5-7. Clark and Frog Level Brewing are featured in my latest book, The Cure, which is set in the area. Great craft beers, … Continue reading
Darryl and Kellie. The last few days have been rather hectic. Thursday, June and I left for Orlando and the 2018 Florida Authors and Publishers Conference. A day and a half of seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and great … Continue reading
On Friday, July 13th, join us at The Jeweler’s Workbench gallery in Waynesville, NC, from 3 pm to 5 pm for a BOOK SIGNING by award willing author Darryl Bollinger featuring his newest novel THE CURE, a medical THRILLER set … Continue reading
The Cure, now available from Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville, NC, My Favorite Books in Tallahassee, FL, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. … Continue reading
If you have the cure, all you need is the disease. That is the premise of my new novel, The Cure, now available for pre-order. It is set in the mountains of western North Carolina at a lab for a … Continue reading
If you have the cure, all you need is the disease. That is the premise of my new novel, The Cure, coming this fall. It is set in the mountains of western North Carolina at a lab for a biopharmaceutical … Continue reading
With almost thirty years in the health care field, I am all too familiar with the red, white, and blue card carried by Medicare beneficiaries. I never thought I’d see the day when I’d have my own.
Well, that day is today and represents a milestone in many ways. It is a time of great thanks for making it sixty-five years, and for the many blessings that have come my way. I have so much to be grateful for, including being able to walk in, sit at my computer, and type this column.
It is a time for reflection as I remember those friends and family who are no longer with us. That list keeps growing and seems to be surpassing the list of those present. As a good friend reminded me years ago, funerals are for the living, not for the departed. Good advice.
I’m amazed at the places I’ve been and the priceless memories I’ve collected. That is my treasure. I never dreamed a good ole boy from Macon, Georgia would have a list as rich as mine.
It is a time for hope, in spite of the toxic, partisan cloud that has enveloped our country. I’ve always been an optimist, hopefully wearing glasses tinted with realism. After all these years, I doubt I’m going to change.
Last, I begin to think about legacy. I reflect on all those in my life who’ve had such a positive impact on me. I hope I remembered to tell them. In over six decades on this earth, I hope that I’ve managed to do some good things to go with the many mistakes I’ve made. And one day, I hope that someone remembers me in this way, for being a favorable influence in their life.
Nothing else a person could ask for.