Chuck H. Wells

I, Chuck Wells, a 48-year-old man, who should have known better, suffer through a series of misadventures to beat the odds and reach the 800-meter final at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

A former high school track standout 30 years ago, all I wanted was an excuse to exercise.

When I start working out, however, my long-dormant dream of reaching the Olympics surfaces. It becomes a Olympic-sized obsession and problem.

Not only do I have to deal with my age and recalcitrant legs but, toughest of all, the disapproval of my wife. Only my two daughters believe in me from the beginning.

I’ll be honest: I got more help — and luck — than you can believe.

Ray Hochgesang

I’ve worked in the newspaper business as a writer, an editor and a columnist for more than 30 years.

But at the heart of it all, I’m a storyteller. I love to tell stories. And I have a million of them to tell.

42 thoughts on “About

    • I’m blogging a novel. It’s an allegory on aging and the battles that come with it.

      You see, there’s a little Chuck Wells in all of us. We each have a special talent that sets us apart plus worthy hopes and dreams. As we age, we have many of the same issues to deal with that Chuck faces such as self-doubt, age discrimination, an unfair world, the need for approval, etc.

      I hope this doesn’t spoil it for you or anyone else. I still think it’s trip worth making.

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog, because of that I’ve found yours and this turned out to be quite the find. I’m looking forward to cruising through your posts ~ real nice introduction guys!

  2. Oh Chuck, how to tell that in my wildest of the wild dreams I neer ever had even thought of directly talking to a Olympian (ok probable Olympian), Nice reading about you am very happy.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections,
    I feel you may find something of your interest.

  3. I love your blog. I hope you will accept a nomination for the One Lovely Blog Award! You can go to my blog for more info. It’s writersite and you add the .org afterwards. It’s today’s post “Gratitude x 7+.” I can’t link it here, I guess.

  4. Your intro is very nice – excellent story teller! The hubs was a newspaper man as well, until we couldn’t afford for him to be anymore. You must have the stamina of an Olympic runner. 🙂 Having been one for 30 years tells me that you and he are from the same time period – journalists are a wholel different breed these days.

  5. That is really a nice way to introduce urselves… superb. U gus r story tellers wow. God bless. And thanks for all ur likes…. I Super Like!!!

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