Follow along as I retrace the steps of my life's journey while fulfilling that dream of so long ago, my story of pursuing and "Living the Dream" as a State of Maine Game Warden. Meet the many characters and enjoy some of the crazy antics that I had the opportunity to deal with over the 20 years of my great career, including many of the wild animals that I loved being around. Share in the humor and the many interesting scenarios of what life on the beat as a District Game Warden was really like. These real-life incidents were recorded directly from my daily diaries. Diaries that I kept during my great career. I owe the fact that I kept those diaries to my mentor and stepfather, Retired Warden Vernon Walker. --John Ford, Retired Maine Game Warden
John has been writing a monthly column for my publication, the Northwoods SportingJournal, for many years now. His work is always humorous and fun. More than that, though, it is uplifting, just like John is as a person. Somewhere along the way, John and I became friends. His gift goes far beyond his commendable capacity to resurrect compelling stories from his old Warden diaries. His true gift is simply his outlook, the way he looks at life. To see other people and your own life through a prism that filters out the dark side of the human condition and sees the good and the funny side of life so often and so consistently is noteworthy - and this attribute lends itself to enjoyable books and heartwarming stories.
Congratulations on another wonderful book, my friend. Thanks for living the dream, and for sharing it with us all.
-- V. Paul Reynolds, Editor
Northwoods Sporting Journal