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The Oxbow Revelation
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Twenty five days in a life.
It's 1975 and high school student, Paul Roberts has recently left his church. He struggles to find a morality based upon something more than common belief or personal opinion. Then he becomes engaged in a series of conversations with a co-worker. Soon they have embarked upon a journey that neither had imagined possible.



"...The Oxbow Revelation reads like Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance crossed with East of Eden, with shades of American Graffiti as its backdrop." "... A serious, mysterious and sometimes sexy book about finding morality."

Interwoven with humorous episodes of cruising the main drag and poignant stories of first love, Paul and his co-worker consider how the practical application of philosophical realism can guide human values.
Originally poised to ignore the fact that their descriptions of realism also mirror the attributes of God, their examples keep echoing other religious stories, East and West. The mystery compounds until they can even understand the "virgin birth" through the eyes of realism.

"Religious philosophy for the common man. You can focus on reason, ignoring every religious reference within the book and the self-evident values remain. But don't ignore too much; this is cutting-edge religious scholarship . . . An opening salvo for a new religious realism."
© 2009 - 6"x9" Paperback (176 pages): $12.54

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  Wisdom's Hiding Place
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Can faith become a valued part of reason whether we are religious or not?

Do the first few of the Ten Commandments warn us away from belief?

Does the Bible teach that faith is the opposite of belief?

"Along with the novel, The Oxbow Revelation, we see how belief becomes a psychological condition that hinders our relationships and social progress. This unique examination of realism results in a practical 'self-help philosophy'. This short book should keep you thinking for a very long time."

"I had almost given up the hope of finding a fresh perspective within a genre saturated with offshoots of the same old viewpoints. . . best of all this book could serve the religious reader as well as the non-religious."

"Timely? I would say overdue. Every 2000 years or so, shouldn't we have a complete overhaul of how we look at and apply ancient ideas East and West? This is it!"

"A practical and intriguing look at philosophical realism, facets of Biblical Wisdom literature, and the Tao Te Ching. . . A surprisingly original read that details what realism holds in store for reason and religion."

"There is folk music and folk art. I'd call this is a timely, intense, well crafted work of folk philosophy."

"So realist philosophy could have been the foundation for the most unbelievable myths of the Bible? These myths are actually as rational as can be? For an atheist like me, I found the possibility unlikely. My Christian neighbor found the evidence presented disturbing. Not knowing what to think, we found ourselves talking about the subject—engaged in real conversation for the first time in years."


© 2012 - 6"x9" Paperback (128 pages): $10.65

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The Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Visit ThelaoTzuTaoTeChing.com A new translation (2014) of the Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching (Laozi, Daodejing).
A VISUAL INTERPRETATION. A book to illustrate the depth, subtlety and richness of the language and philosophy of realism by explaining the visuals provided by key Chinese characters and the pictograms that precede them. Even if a translation appears fairly straightforward, all interpretation is subjective; it must be. Just as every translator interprets, every reader brings his or her abilities to understanding (interpreting) what they read. So it is, will be, and always has been, you will interpret what I have interpreted. Valuing this tendency rather than fighting that which is natural, I intend to offer up ways of seeing the text: Together we will re-view the text through its images rather than hearing only the words as traditionally translated.

© 2014/15 - 8-1/2"x11" Paperback (199 pages): $19.00

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The Laozi, Daodejing © 2015 - 6"x9" Paperback (203 pages): $13.60

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The Occidental Tourist
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This book is current yet timeless. My sister and I, mainly, discuss race, culture, politics and values. What could at times be considered arcane or futile debate is bracketed by the fact that Donald Trump's run for president of the United States has attracted so many ardent supporters; one such being my sister Sharon. Although we only mention Donald Trump a couple of times within our yearlong debate, the same attitudes that radiate from his persona cause certain people and their issues to gravitate to his campaign. Alongside this push and pull we seem to be witnessing the disintegration of at least one political party while finding concern about what may rise from these ashes.

© 2016 - 6"x9" Paperback (280 pages): $10.55


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