Redwood and Willow

Redwood and Willow | Hardcover | April 4, 2023 | by Norman L Bliss (Author)

Redwood and Willow | Paperback | April 22, 2023 | by Norman L Bliss (Author)


Redwood, a brilliant young man with a lifelong passion for the cosmos, dedicated his life to unraveling the mysteries of the universe. During his studies, he stumbled upon information about an abandoned telescope in a remote area of South America. Intrigued by the prospect of restoring the telescope to its former glory, Redwood formulated ambitious plans to rejuvenate the neglected observatory.

However, upon completing college, Redwood found himself hesitant to embark on this adventure alone. He longed for a companion, a girlfriend or wife, to share in the excitement and challenges of the journey ahead. Unfortunately, as he searched for a partner, each potential match was deterred by the prospect of living in such a remote location, leaving Redwood heartbroken and disillusioned. Undeterred, Redwood ultimately resolved to pursue his dream on his own, setting off for South America with a heavy heart but an unshakable determination.

After painstakingly restoring the abandoned telescope, Redwood began making incredible astronomical discoveries that captivated the scientific community. During this period of remarkable achievement, he finally met a woman who shared his passion for the cosmos and was undaunted by the prospect of living in a remote outpost. Together, they immersed themselves in the wonders of the universe, forging a deep bond that seemed unbreakable. Tragically, however, fate dealt Redwood another cruel blow, and he once again found himself grappling with the pain of a broken heart. As he struggled to come to terms with this latest heartache, Redwood stumbled upon a curious piece of information about one of his former girlfriends. Intrigued by this discovery, he embarked on a quest to uncover the truth behind the enigmatic woman from his past. This journey would lead Redwood down an unexpected path, one that would not only challenge his understanding of love but also his own place in the cosmos. ~ AI


At 84 years old, Norman resides in the Christian Village Senior Assisted Living community, a warm and nurturing environment for retirees. Throughout his life, Norman has faced a learning disability that left him uninspired to read or write, yet in his golden years, he discovered a newfound passion for writing books. It is a surprising and delightful turn of events for someone who had never imagined pursuing this creative outlet.

Norman’s educational journey was fraught with challenges, as he spent most of his time in school gazing out of the classroom window, lost in his own thoughts. By the time high school began, he realized how far behind he was compared to his peers. Feeling overwhelmed and disheartened, Norman made the difficult decision to quit school and join the workforce, leaving formal education behind.

Despite his lack of formal schooling in writing or editing, Norman has found a way to overcome his learning disability and express his thoughts through literature. Utilizing modern technology, he has mastered the use of text-to-speech and speech-to-text software, along with the invaluable assistance of Artificial Intelligence and Grammarly. These tools have enabled Norman to craft stories and share his unique experiences with the world.

Norman’s journey as an author is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of embracing one’s passions, regardless of age or circumstance. His determination and resourcefulness have allowed him to turn his perceived weaknesses into strengths, inspiring others to persevere and chase their dreams, no matter how far-fetched they may seem.

In the cozy confines of the Christian Village Senior Assisted Living community, Norman has discovered his true calling. As he sits down to write each day, he is not just an 84-year-old retiree with a learning disability he is an author, a dreamer, and a shining example of the boundless potential that lies within each and every one of us. ~ AI

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