DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
This memoir highlights Mr. Kramer’s first trip to the Peruvian Amazon in 1963. He had left Law School and took a moment in time to visit friends in Lima, Peru and to explore the Peruvian Amazon before returning to Bellows Falls, Vermont to teach High School English.
The story includes a three week trip on Ucayali River from Pucallpa to Iquitos. On this voyage he met a new friend, Leo, from Melbourne, Australia, who was going into the interior to search for gold. The 2 of them parted each other in Iquitos and went their separate ways.
For Mr. Kramer, this” get a way” was the beginning of a marked change in his life. He was able to look inwardly and contemplate his past and look into his future. In brief, he was growing up!