I live in a suburb less than ten miles from Philadelphia with my wife, Mary, who is an avid reader especially of mysteries and historical fiction. We both teach English part-time at a Jesuit University nearby. My memoir, Unsuitable Treasure: An Ex-Jesuit Makes Peace with the Past, is due to be released from Oak Tree Press in March, 2015.
I grew up in Buffalo, New York during the period of increasing economic prosperity that followed the Second World War. After leaving the Jesuits in 1965 and teaching briefly at Saint Joseph’s, a Jesuit University in Philadelphia, I married, earned my Ph.D. in English Literature and then returned to Saint Joseph’s for a thirty-four year career of teaching undergraduate students and writing about the literature of nineteenth-century Britain. I and my wife of nearly fifty years reside just outside Philadelphia, our two married daughters living close by. We spend our summers on Page Lake in the Endless Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania. I hope this memoir illustrates how writing about the past can bring understanding into the present.
A memoir telling how the author’s choices were influenced by his father’s addiction. Ronald attends a Jesuit high school in Buffalo, New York at the same time his father is recovering from alcoholism. But Ronald’s mother, unable to ... Available Now!