A Time To...

      Ronald Louis Peterson
A Time To...

A spiritual adventure affirming that love, faith, hope & charity survived 9/11.Al Masterson, a risk manager working in the World Trade Center, had nothing left to lose on 9/11 with his imminent death. Tower One of the World Trade Center was collapsing on him when he was whisked away on a mysterious journey back through his extraordinary life as it had unfolded, and with some surprises.A TIME TO... is a story about Al Masterson, a baby boomer and a risk manager who worked in the World Trade Center on 9/11. As Tower One collapsed on him and his companions, he was taken away on a mysterious guided tour of his life.He revisited his childhood in the '50s when he had a hard time adapting to his New York City home. A teacher had rescued him from a disastrous year so he gave her a special gift; he couldn't imagine how that gift would later impact his life.In the turbulent '60s, he struggled to become a man, but, his attempt to join a street gang led to a terrible loss that would haunt him for years.His life drifted into the '70s until he left New York for Ethiopia where he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer. While there, he experienced a world full of fascinating people and situations. In the process, his life had purpose once again.Jobs as a broadcast journalist and a public relations executive in the 80's gave him a front row seat to social events that defined the times. But, he learned that high-profile glamorous jobs can be more trouble than they are worth.At the end of his journey, thanks to everything he had experienced on it, he learned that love, faith, hope and charity all survived 9/11 and that his life would never be the same again.

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