A SHORT BIO
~ I do not really care about the precise origin of the phrase…my father, Lt. Col. Allen LeRoy Frucci, USMC (deceased), taught me the meaning.
I grew up a Military Brat…specifically a Marine Corps Brat. Dad was a jet-fighter pilot in the United States Marine Corps for 20 years, so we moved around quite a bit…mostly in the South. Growing up that way created within me a wanderlust of sorts as I have taken that particular way into adulthood. The cool thing…or one of them…is that travelling around and meeting new people and cultures excites me and fuels inspiration.
I graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1984 and worked as an Architect for 20 years. I was fired from my last job as an Architect in 2003 (click here for part of that story) and never went back, although I made a fleeting attempt. I do love design, but the business of Architecture never really rocked my world. I acted in, directed and wrote some films beginning in 2005 which fueled the Artist in me…some of them were a complete and utter blast. I’ve written five screenplays…well…I completed two of them, the other three are in various stages of completion. The coolest one of those is about the life of my greatest Hero…my Father. I started working at a Home Depot store in Wilmington, NC in 2007 and now work in a Home Depot store in San Rafael, California while living with my dog, Lucky, on a boat in Sausalito.
For a few years while living in Wilmington, NC, I worked for a Meeting Planning Company, Paragon International. They sent me all over the world to help run Pharmaceutical Company Investigator Meetings…yeah, it was a very cool job since it tickled my wanderlust bug.
But of all the experiences of my Life thus far…the one which has transformed me into the human I am now…is the sailing adventure I embarked upon on June 9, 2011…and in a way…am still on. When I came back in December of 2011 from the second part of the adventure, I began to write. For six months, I became a hermit. I lived on my 30 foot sailboat, the Sailing Vessel Cuddy with my dog, Lucky. All I did was walk my dog, eat, work at the Home Depot and write…day after day. The six months of writing turned into a book, “Path of Three Hundred” and is published along with the first book I wrote, “Inspiration From A Muse: Poems to Her” (that book of poetry I wrote in between legs of the sailing adventure and is actually included in “Path of Three Hundred“).
On March 1, 2013, I sold the S/V Cuddy and moved with Lucky to California with the Dream of finding a way to continue the adventure upon the sea in the Future…and I will. Selling the Cuddy, my Little She…letting Her go…was perhaps the most difficult moment of my Life given all that She and I have been through together.
With all of the images of the sailing adventure still in my head, I am now painting as well as writing.
- The Resurrection of Self…the story behind an image. (gregfrucci.com)
- “Written like a Novel…It showed that someone who was told that they couldn’t do something, could do it if they have a bit of knowledge, strength and could set their mind to it.” (pathof300.com)
- “Path of Three Hundred” is published! (pathof300.com)