However. This is a haunting, achingly profound book whose flaws are hard-pressed to do anything more than act as counterpoint to its beauty. I look forward to returning to it at leisure.
Charles D. Wright is a founder/partner of Cochran, Uhlmann,Abney, Duck and Wright. His practice areas are general civil and criminal law with emphasis on property and casualty insurance law, personal injury law and commercial litigation. He was admitted to the Tennessee State Bar in 1974 and to the Mississippi State Bar in 1975. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Tennessee and Mississippi, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Wright attended Mississippi State University, receiving his bachelor's degree in science in 1957. He then received a Master's in Business Administration from The University of Memphis in 1968 and his juris doctor from the University of Memphis Law School in 1974. Mr. Wright also served in the United States Army and retired from the Reserve with the grade of Colonel.
Mr. Wright was a member of the Shelby County Public Defender Staff for 30 years and prior to entering the practice of law, he was an insurance claim representative and manager.
Mr. Wright is a communicant of Rosewood United Methodist Church and an active member of both the University of Memphis and Mississippi State University Alumni Associations.
This is a cute little book about how easy it is to throw off the arrogant new kid on the book. Roundabout Train uses the setting of a railyard to teach us a lesson about entering a new social group, such as a school or a workplace. Basically the rail yard is full of the old regulars, namely steam trains and some old diesel trains. Then one day a brand new, state of the art, diesel train comes along, and he is so up himself that he does not see the need to say hello, or even acknowledge the existence of the other trains.
However, there is one thing that this diesel train does not know, and that is his way around, so when he is given to job to haul the longest load of carriages, he has no idea how to get out, so the oldest steam train plays a joke on him by telling him to go in the wrong direction, and as such he ends up going around the mountain. He then comes across a caboose and, in his arrogance, believes that it is another train, and demands that it move out of his way. However, like a dog chasing his tail, he sees it, runs faster to catch up with it, but it is always out of his reach.
I guess this is an object lesson for those of us who believe that we are just simply too good for those around us. It does not matter how smart or capable we are, there is always things that we cannot do and do not know, and in making it appear that we are so wonderful and excellent, there is always the chance of us landing up with egg on our face, as what happened to the brand new, state of the art, diesel train.