Wedding Vows

As a silver tongued lawyer/author I wanted to write my own wedding vows. I figured it would be easy to describe how the dark places filled with light when Rebecca entered my life story. I was certain I could do this with style and grace, but as I sat in front of a blank page, the words escaped me.

Lao Tzu was right…”The Tao that can be spoken is not the true Tao.” Words can never really express the real thing. I wanted to eloquently express what I felt in my heart, but all I heard inside was keep it simple. Keep it real. Keep with tradition.

What can I possibly add to: “I take you to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.”

The only thing I can think to add is “from this day forward, for all of time.”

Rebecca and I were married today. This is the happiest day of my life. Peace out.

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As long as Robert can remember, he wanted to be a writer. Like many young people who are called to a creative life, he had to contend with well-meaning friends and family members who discouraged it. While Robert spent most of his career as a successful attorney, he never forgot his dream. In the meantime, he pursued many other interests and was fortunate enough to have some amazing adventures. One of those interests was martial arts. He spent many years studying and teaching Chinese Internal Martial Arts. Robert promised his teacher he would someday write that book he always wanted to write and began to develop a story idea that pitted a young lawyer/martial artist against a powerful pharmaceutical company in a conflict over a miracle cure. The hero wants to insure the cure is freely available to everyone, but powerful enemies want to suppress it. The Nostrum Conspiracy is Robert’s second book. His first book, Naked Tao, breaks a few rules.

Robert has been blessed with an amazing life and it just keeps getting better. He lives in Louisville with his beautiful wife and children. "Bad Bob" is a tongue-in-cheek nick name bestowed upon him by his co-workers when he showed up at his law firm one day on a new Harley. Robert is a martial arts master and has taught over 600 students.

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