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About The Author

Steve Richards spent the first 50 years of his life in the Air Force.  As the son of a career Air Force officer, he grew up in Maine, Texas, Illinois, Japan, Hawaii and Washington D.C.  Upon graduating from The Ohio State University, he entered the United States Air Force and completed a highly successful 27 year career retiring in 1995 as a Colonel.  Following retirement from the Air Force, Colonel Richards moved to San Antonio, Texas where he managed one of the most recognized and prestigious country clubs in Texas.  Steve is currently the President of Strategic Edge 360, a multifaceted, international consulting company specializing in strategic planning, sports management, and leadership & management development.

He has been actively involved in Olympic Sports for over 40 years first as an athlete and later serving eight years on the Board of Directors of the United States Olympic Committee.  He has been President of two Olympic Sports Organizations – Shooting and Pentathlon and in 2004, he was a member of the United States Olympic Team in Athens, Greece.  He is currently on the Board of the United States Olympic Foundation and has served as President of a nationally recognized, San Antonio based non-profit organization which assists families of children with severe disabilities. Steve’s other passions include windsurfing, mountain biking, hiking, and adventure travel.

This book results from Steve’s 40-year passion for the music that he and 78 million other Baby Boomers grew up with. Twenty-five years ago, Harry Chapin’s song “Cat’s in the Cradle” had a profound impact on him as a father and husband and his book describes in personal terms how music impacted his life. The captivating messages contained within the lyrics of the music of the 60’s and 70’s... messages that are all too often not heard when listening to the music... show how music affects our lives in ways we don’t fully realize or understand.

Author's Favorite Quotes

When ya’ comin’ home Dad?
I don’t know when but we'll get together then, son
Ya’ know we'll have a good time then

Nothing survives
But the way we live our lives

So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key

Teach your children what you believe in
Make a world that we can live in