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Whether by circumstance, disposition or both, Otto Rieke has led a curious and comical life, and recounts it with great passion. First and forever foremost, Otto, and his wife of many years, parented five beautiful children. They currently have four grandchildren, each of whom is a uniquely wonderful light in life. Otto was High School Valedictorian, Magna Cum Laude graduate from Rockhurst Jesuit University, and has performed graduate work in Mathematics, Nuclear Physics, and Political Science. He has earned varsity letters in all sports. Otto is a veteran, a veritable war hero, as the "gunning guard" for the Brigade Bombardiers at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo, while the real war, the one in Vietnam, raged without him. But American flags still wave in the heartland, so heroic was his defense of it from Communism, while he was playing basketball. He has also taught Mathematics at Indiana University, has run for public office, taught "public speaking" at Hallmark Cards, toiled for years as a Techno-Dork, been a guest on talk shows, and has been published over 200 times in various venues. He remains non-controversial in his life, and throughout his public outbursts, by speaking primarily on topics about which he claims special expertise: politics, religion and sex. He was born and raised in Jefferson City Missouri, but has yet to grow up. Since his military service, his homes have been in Bloomington, In, Chicago, Il, and most recently for many decades in the Kansas City, Mo, area. The Rieke family has suffered cataclysmic tragedies in life, which have rocked hearts, minds, and spirits. But this book is not a cosmic pity party. It is fun, engaging, and if not thoroughly entertaining, he has failed. Many of his public rants are woven into the story, and should entertain, inform, and inspire the reader. Otto possesses a visionary perception about the cosmos that make his story telling riveting. His great vision notwithstanding