Unlike Marlon Brando, I did grow up on the waterfront. The city docks of Miami, Florida, were practically my home. My story recounts how I grew up through trials and tribulations, starting out at the tender age of six. What follows is my rite of passage from childhood, teen years, and on through adult life—always having to fight to survive. I hope you will enjoy the insight and humor I used to deal with the unexplained out-of-this-world circumstances and experiences of my life, as well as the management of my business as a stevedore. You will relate to my working hard to provide for my family, supplemented by entrepreneurial adventures and misadventures. All aboard!