T. J. Hickey has lived a long and full life. In his earlier books he talks about his service in India during WW II and his family’s experiences surviving the Great Depression. Now he shares what he feels are the 10 most important lessons he learned in his nearly 100 years of life. These “realizations” are based on his personal experiences and what he learned in his relationships with others through the decades. There are some surprising revelations. Hickey also includes his “musings” about everyday life and what he observes around him, including his love of nature. Until now these writings were only shared with family members and close friends. To round out the book, his son Bill talks about his Dad in the introduction and his heart-felt conclusion in the final chapter. This is a book you will want to read again and again and share with others. With each reading you will discover another little gem of an idea penned by this remarkable, and wise, man.