Life on Earth
Richard Jack Rail offers an interesting assortment of stories from real life, fiction, and life mixed with fiction. Entertainingly, his pen conveys the comedy and the tragedy inherent in daily living, especially in the things we do by choice. He presents distillations, pieces where only the barest physical descriptions support characters living out intense experiences, requiring readers to fill in the gaps from their personal backgrounds. Here also are found pensive reflections on the deeper questions that have bedeviled men since the beginning.