Is a person’s essence shaped by self-determination and direction, or is it the blending of the persons, places, and events that shape the whole? In Brushes with Life: A Checkered Journey, we are permitted to stand at the side of Shaun McKenzie’s journey as it weaves its way through the fabric of his existence. We share the footsteps of this entrepreneur as he travels from childhood in Burma (Myanmar) to middle age in America. He is a silent warrior whose ancient martial arts teachings and principles continually sideswipe contemporary values. His passage is distinguished by candor and unswerving purpose, and the ripples from his wake sometimes massage, sometimes disturb, but always change those around him!
Boyd Russell currently resides in Lewes, Delaware, the first town in the first state. His life is marked by the good and the bad influences that have touched his journey. His zest for life is only matched by the challenge of a great golf course, his appreciation of a superbly prepared meal married to an appropriate wine, and the twists and turns of a good novel. His path is warmed and embellished by his family and friends and blessed by the occasions when their paths cross.