This new collection of musings about life takes us to the far corners of writer Leslie Miklosy’s imagination. A “thinker who tinkers with words and ideas,” he playfully explores — via wit and wordplay — the subtle, the unique, and the universal. At home with both sense and nonsense, he celebrates life while acknowledging its difficulties. His themes include optimism, obstacles, procrastination, relationship to self, aging and the ultimate mystery of our existences. His ponderings include “Will today be a round in a boxing match? Or a walk in the park?” and “We are prize fighters in lifelong struggles with ourselves.” A former administrator in mental health and philanthropy, he lives in Fayetteville. VBW Publishing. Softcover, 150 pages, $13.95; e-book is $6.99.