tearsFor anyone who has ever cried and laughed; ever lost a dear one; or gained a new love; or experienced the tenderness of a child’s hug. “Tears and Smiles” is a book of poems and sketches for the person who has experienced or questioned any part of his or her life. It empathises with you, the reader. Join us for a wonderful conversation with Willard Carpenter, author of the poetry collection entitled "Tears and Smiles". Listen in at 646-68-8485. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10933685.


williardWillard (Will; Sarge; Doc) Carpenter is a complex man of diverse interests. A soldier by nature he responds to people who chide him for using sir with them by saying "You can take the sergeant out of the Army but not the Army out of the sergeant." A born again Christian, he cautions 'folks' not to mistake his faith with weakness. He is not shy when it comes to going to war on principle, but shy's away from conflict. Mr. Carpenter does not like sports but enjoys shooting and horsback riding. he collects art and wines and listens to slow romantic soundtracts while writing. He relaxes by reading usually at night before falling to sleep. Having spent a lifetime caring for children whether as a nurse, foster parent or father of exchange students he enjoys passing out 'lollies' to what he calls 'young uns' at his hoagie restaurant. A romantic, he loves movies and books that take him to 'that' place. He adores his wife who loves sharing those interests with him. With their children grown and out of the house they enjoy each other's friendship by traveling, watching reality TV and holding hands. As they had done for the past 30 years they talk about everything. They love to talk. After his wife he loves his children more than his own life. He is not their friend but their father and that word to him is everything. Will Carpenter is a faith filled family man, happily married for twenty eight years. He spent eleven years in the U.S. Army as medical specialist, army recruiter, army scout medic and clinical specialist. He is also a retired nurse with twenty-nine years of experience in various settings to include areas of emergency medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, and child and adolescent psychiatry. A business owner he resides near Honey Brook, Pa, an Amish community. This has enabled him to thoroughly research their deep-rooted faith and culture.