This book of essays was started to give family and friends a little insight into Dr. Leonard's feelings. As it progressed, it became clear that he was philosophizing, advising, opining, and baring his soul. The format is simple. Family and friends were requested to submit words. These words were dictionary defined and analyzed, and then the author's thoughts put into essays. Dr. Leonard's thoughts and opinions are interesting, often controversial, and frequently downright fascinating, but most importantly, the reader, in reading and thinking, almost assuredly will learn something about him or herself.