A work of practical theology that reexamines and reinterprets key concepts and traditional theistic arguments of Western Christianity from the perspective of global economics and ecology. Refreshing... More > and entirely original, NEW INSTITUTES takes seriously the eschatology of theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, harmonizing the sister religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam with New Age Spirituality, and offers a modern interpretation of three key concepts of Christian theology: faith, death and resurrection. Weiser examines classical arguments of Anselm, Aquinas and Descartes, providing an appendix on logic and epistemology. Also considered: atheism, gods and goddesses, Calvinism, Jesus' mission, intelligent design, Christian ethics, science and religion. This is a work that clears the air of cant and drivel, consigning the evangelical bunk of Pat Robertson and Jack Van Impe, of religionist and anti-religionist alike, to the flames.< Less
22 original poems written over a long and rich career, including the poet's reverie of working on the Mississippi ("Deck"), a pithy warning about utilitarian values ("Mute Love"),... More > an elegy for Sylvia Plath, an audacious primer ("How to Be a Poet in Ten Easy Lessons"), a lamentt("Ballad of the Orphan), a dark midwestern "Three Poems from Hell," a toungue-in-cheek "Ballad Fragments," and the very personal "Remembering Dreams."< Less
26 vibrantly original poems of humor, love, political outrage and transformation, featuring "America, Stop Working," "Bush Dreams," "Reaganomics," "Chin... More > Music," "Tea Party" and "Texas Barbecue & Tea."< Less
25 poems in two parts on themes from the everyday ("Mother, May I?" and "If I Spend My Life") to the mythic ("At Blayneys," "Fenris," "Prometheus,"... More > "On the Down Side" and "Verdigris"), current events ("Elian Gonzales," "Colbumine" and "Arab Spring"), villanelles ("I Am an Old Man," "Winds and Sands") and English sonnets ("No Time for Hatred's Wars," "Water or Wave"). Part 2 is a long poem ("Wine-Dark-Sea") retelling Book Nine of Homer's The Odyssey from the viewpoint of the Kyklops, Polyphemos. Original Preface.< Less
To prevent humans from destroying Earth, the Joracians have just evacuated every man, woman and child on the planet. An advanced race of telepaths, they take Sam Marz under their wing. Sam has a... More > special gift—not only rare in the universe but unique to Earth. Set in an indefinite future closely resembling the precarious present, Sam Marz finds an appreciative audience for his talents when a member of the Joracian High Command befriends him. At peace for 100,000 years, this advanced race of telepaths have completely harmonized desire with the social order and are eager to share their achievements, skills and technology with Sam as he helps prepare mankind for a new role in the cosmos. As Sam journeys from Mother Ship to the Temple of Fitness, CEO Club to out-of-body VR and Eek-O-Blast Emporium to unlock the mystery of the Ortho-Aesthetic Body, it all seems too good to be true…< Less
From the savage resignation of "Barbarian Dreams" and "I Am Al-Qaeda," the introspective "The River of Frozen Souls" and a sardonic meditation on "The Worst Kind of... More > Death" to a gentle ode to "Small Potatoes," a "Definition" of poetry and a recollection of lost love ("Connie") to the final welcoming of "To the Lodger": Twenty poems by America's leading realistic romantic and post-industrial shaman.< Less
Marty Kayo has a hunch about the universe and his destiny in it.
His hunch may be right. But his new job as elite courier has dropped him in a minefield of betrayal in Honduras. Somebody’s... More > painted a target on his back. Everybody wants something this courier’s got. Yet nobody can identify Marty…except the contract killers sent to murder him.
Marty’s fate will be linked to a lost codex with instructions for time travel, a crackpot physicist with a curiously missing cat, and a vengeful Mayan sorceress with some serious baggage.
Though no one suspects...the past is about to catch up with everyone…< Less
Thirteen haunting and evocative stories by a master of the pen. A ghost story told in first person (“Apparition”), a baby shower with adult themes (“God of This World”), a... More > horrific tale of jealousy and violence based on real events (“Gun”), and a bawdy revisiting of Frank Capra’s Bedford Falls and George Bailey ten years later (“Life’s a Wonderful It”) are just a few of the delights in store for readers.< Less