Gentle Thoughts from a Bent Perspective is a book about seeing the extraordinary in everyday life. It is a collection of real-life stories drawn from the author’s unique observations of ordinary experiences and situations. One story of a person, place, or thing might cause a smile or outright laughter while another story will touch a spot sensitive to the reader’s heart. This book allows the reader to quietly peek over the fence into the lives of people we’ve never met…
I enjoy reading and learning from you. A natural teacher, you never fail to spark thought. A true gift for generations to come.
You have a unique ability to paint word pictures! And you are able to connect with the reader in such an engaging way.
Neil Stewart Phelps can trace his immediate family roots back to Wyoming ranchers and railroad people. Raised in a small Wyoming town, he spent summers exploring the surrounding countryside inhabited mostly by rocks, sage brush, wild horses, jack rabbits, snakes, and horny toads. The freedom provided by his mother’s stern warning, “Be home before dark,” led to a memorable, experience filled childhood. Wind, snow, and blizzards taught winter lessons not soon forgotten.
Following Viet Nam era service with the United States Army, Neil earned a bachelor’s degree in social work/secondary education and a master’s degree in adult education, He spent his working years in a variety of adult education settings including: a community hospital, state universities, a community college district, a large forest products company, and a small- town GED program. In retirement Neil served as a hospice volunteer where he focused on veterans, and he taught behavior modification classes for inmates of a state prison. Neil and his wife Carol have been married for 59 years.