An Inspired Moment

An inspired moment on my life’s journey. 06/12/2021. I am prone to note, observe, mark, even celebrate, watershed moments. “Pausing to reflect” keeps us centered in life and focused on the more important things. At least potentially. Focus can be lost to distraction. My 65th birthday is near and that strikes me as a momentContinue reading “An Inspired Moment”

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Classic, still relevant, dystopian tale with allusions to technocracy and eugenics. Title: Brave New WorldAuthor: Aldous HuxleyPublisher: Harper PerennialPublication date: October 18, 2006 (first published in 1932)Pages: 288ISBN-13: 978-0060850524Type: Fiction, Dystopian FictionCharacters: John (the savage), Lenina, Henry Foster, Fanny Crowne, Bernard Marx, Helmholtz Watson, Mustapha Mond (Controller) Amazon Book PageGoodReads Book Page Ray’s rating: 4Continue reading “Brave New World by Aldous Huxley”

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

An Inspiration for Seekers Everywhere Title: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest TrailAuthor: Cheryl StrayedPublisher: VintagePublication date: 11/03/2014Pages: 315ASIN: B00SCTP74UISBN-13: 978-1101873441Type: NonFiction, Pilgrimage, Memoir Amazon Book PageGoodReads Book Page Ray’s rating: 5 stars [Reviewer’s Note (2021): This review is for a book that is one of my “pilgrimage” favorites. When I readContinue reading “Wild by Cheryl Strayed”

COVID-19 and the Agendas to Come, Red-Pilled by James Perloff

An important primer on the COVID-19 “pandemic” and what is behind it. Title: COVID-19 AND THE AGENDAS TO COME, RED-PILLEDAuthor: James PerloffPublisher: Refuge BooksPublication date: 8/20/2020Pages: 216ISBN-13: 9780966816044Type: NonFiction Ray’s rating: 5 stars In August of 2020, as the COVID-19 operation spread its fear-porn and abridged civil liberties, James Perloff published COVID-19 AND THE AGENDASContinue reading “COVID-19 and the Agendas to Come, Red-Pilled by James Perloff”

Beneath Raven’s Wing by Vonnie Winslow Crist

Ravens as harbingers and companions in sixteen engaging fantasy short stories. Title: Beneath Raven’s WingAuthor: Vonnie Winslow CristPublisher: Fae Corps IncPublication date: 01/30/2021Pages: 279ASIN: B08T1WYM86ISBN-13: 979-8598495438Type: Fiction, short stories, fantasy, horrorAmazon Categories: Literature & Fiction Amazon Book PageGoodReads Book Page Ray’s rating: 5 stars There is an unkindness in these stories. Or, there is atContinue reading “Beneath Raven’s Wing by Vonnie Winslow Crist”

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Thoughtful levels in a historical fiction with elements of a thriller and a love story. Title: All the Light We Cannot SeeAuthor: Anthony DoerrPublisher: ScribnerPublication date: May 2014Pages: 530ISBN-13: 978-1-4767-4658-6Type: Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > HistoricalCharacters: Werner Pfennig, Marie-Laure LeBlanc, Frank Volkheimer, Etienne LeBlanc, Frederick, Jutta Pfennig, Madame Manec, Reinhold von Rumpel, FrauContinue reading “All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr”

MASH by Richard Hooker

Nostalgic novel and cleverly written comedy-drama. Title: MASH: A Novel About Three Army DoctorsAuthor: Richard HookerPublisher: William Morrow; Reprint editionPublication date: 3/17/2009 (First pub 1968)Pages: 226ASIN: B0014H326CISBN-13: 978-0688149550Type: FictionCharacters: Cpt Benjamin Franklin Pierce (Hawkeye), Cpt Augustus Bedford Forrest (Duke), Cpt John McIntyre (Trapper John), Colonel Henry Braymore Blake, Walter O’Reilly (Radar), Mjr Margaret Houlihan (Hot-Lips),Continue reading “MASH by Richard Hooker”

Endgame: The Hidden Agenda 21 by Dr. Vernon Coleman

A collection of topics connected by current events being pushed by Agenda 21. Title: Endgame: The Hidden Agenda 21Author: Vernon ColemanPublisher: (presumed self-published)Publication date: 3/15/2021Pages: 292ASIN: B08Z4G3Q83ISBN-13: 979-8722910721Type: NonFictionAmazon Rank: #15,460 in Kindle Store#29 in Sociology (Kindle Store)#322 in Sociology (Books)#767 in Social Sciences (Books) Amazon Book PageGoodReads Book Page Ray’s rating: 5 stars Endgame:Continue reading “Endgame: The Hidden Agenda 21 by Dr. Vernon Coleman”

A Man at Arms by Steven Pressfield

Good Roman-era action tale but prompts a few cringes. Title: A Man at ArmsAuthor: Steven PressfieldPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyPublication date: 3/2/2021Pages: 309ASIN: B08D4WGM7ZISBN: 0393540979Type: FictionCharacters: Telamon, David, Ruth, the sorceress, Severus, Timothy, Michael Amazon Rank: #1,446 in Kindle Store#1 in Ancient Historical Fiction#4 in Ancient History Fiction (Books)#7 in Historical Thrillers (Kindle Store)Continue reading “A Man at Arms by Steven Pressfield”

Tracks by Robyn Davidson

One of my favorite “pilgrimage” books. Title: TracksAuthor: Robyn DavidsonPublisher: Vintage DeparturesPublication date: 2014 (first published in 1980)Pages: 268ISBN-13: 978-0-679-76287-4Type: MemoirRay’s rating: 5 stars Amazon book pageGoodreads book page This is a marvelous little book. It is at once, inspiring, scary, and thoughtful. For me, it has earned a place beside Wild (Cheryl Strayed) andContinue reading “Tracks by Robyn Davidson”