Dedication and Details

Dedication for

The Waves of Our Content

            Dedicated to all of the female gender, where strength is in tenacity and in discernment and in brilliance of mind, where equality equates with education, where the strength of nurturing is equal to the strength of muscle. 

            You are one half of humanity, and you are entitled to one half of all thought, one half of all decisions, one half of all purchases, one half of all property, one half of all taxes, one half of all job opportunities, one half of all pay, one half of the political process, one half of all happiness, one half of all pain, one half of your children's love, and all of your spouse's love and endearment. 

            You make great lawyers, doctors, engineers, economists, composers, curators, politicians, pilots, judges, businesspeople, architects, artists, writers, professors, programmers, poets, presidents, prime ministers, scientists, secretaries of state, astronauts, librarians, nurses, newscasters, mathematicians, musicians and can excel in any career you choose.

            You know how to stand on your feet and dig in for you are a deep ocean and your tides undulate around obstacles and your persistence will eventually wear them down and bring them to see through your eyes.  You are a great value to the world and your voices are the tone of the soul of humanity.  Sing so that all will hear and no one, nor several, nor hundreds, nor thousands, nor millions will block you out for you know the rhythm of the world and synchronize that rhythm with your souls and with your minds and bring your symphony to the world stage and perform it as we can all expect it to be performed to the delight of all who listen.

 Philip Gagne

Lowell, Massachusetts

May, 2018

A Book of Five Short Stories in 102 Pages

The Old Office Building  Transcends the reader back in time into the factories of Lowell, where not only women were mistreated, but an Afro American also faced the challenges of being economically taken advantage of and the actions each took to move forward in their lives.

Landing at Morehead  Finds two sailors offshore in a sailboat where discussions of racism are supported by shear ignorance of the captain, and later, on land in a small breakfast cafe, the crew member's enthusiasm for an Afro American female student lights up her life.

The Exam  Brings both a lawyer and a famous surgeon face to face, where in a diabolical medical practice, the lawyer dulls the surgeon's knife, while his hoodwinked support staff tries to carry him through.

The Road East  Is about a deranged professor speeding across the country to attend his mother's birthday party with an impossible timeframe, a women who had tried her hardest to raise a dangerously psychotic son, who puts his passenger in peril.

Plum Sight   Brave insights are shared by two precocious ladies walking on a beach in February with their parents and an encounter with a fellow beach comber.  Later, while alone, the discussion evolves between the two young ladies, and moves from the metaphysical, through economic realities of over population in a developing world; all in the company of wondrous spray of the ocean brought to life by wind and light.