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A Long And Indeterminate Perambulation By Robert McGowan
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“I was deeply moved. It is a brilliant meditation on life and death. Elegantly written and utterly original, this book will surely endure.” ROBERT OLEN BUTLER, Pulitzer Prize-winning... More > author of 'A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain' Robert McGowan’s 'A Long and Indeterminate Perambulation' is not a conventional piece of storytelling. Told from the viewpoint of a 75-year-old “philosopher artist,” this novella is driven far more by character and idea than by narrative. This book presents her diary entries following a more or less daily walk around her neighborhood. These entries provide consistently insightful views on the deepest of subjects... Life, war, death and art. Poignant, thought-provoking and not infrequently controversial, 'A Long and Indeterminate Perambulation' is always stirring. “Heartfelt and utterly beautiful, yet grounded in strength, integrity, and conviction. McGowan at his very best.” CHRISTINE COTE, Founder, Shanti Arts< Less
Vitas By Patrick Law
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Commander Seán Ó Conaill left to find habitable planets on Canopus, one of two black-hole lightships to launch in the twenty-sixth century. Finding none, he ordered Gristelda, the... More > ship's computer, "to accelerate us until the Canopus has achieved the maximum she will do." Gristelda complied and he found himself returning to Earth, now called Vitas, 800,000 years in the future. Humankind was governed by the Society of Life, charged with maintaining the Order, in world inhabited by a few hundred million humans and the the Society. Separated from a primordial world by a Wall, after propounding a Slippery Slope Proposition, he was forced to cross over. But he was part of a greater plan set in motion by the Great One. What he did next would profoundly change the future of humankind, the Society, and all the intelligent habitants of the galaxy.< Less
A Run in the Mud By Matt Baxter
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(novel) The story of Frame, a hapless male of indeterminate years, who seeks only friends, positive relationships, and a good night's sleep. But too often his sleep is disturbed by odd and... More > disconcerting dreams that bleed over into his everyday life. He has a cantankerous sister and nephew, and only a few friends who regularly seem to be unavailable. Somehow he has to extricate himself from the quagmire that is his life . . . perhaps an obsession for an unattainable girl?< Less
A Run in the Mud By Matt Baxter
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(novel) The story of Frame, a hapless male of indeterminate years, who seeks only friends, positive relationships, and a good night's sleep. But too often his sleep is disturbed by odd and... More > disconcerting dreams that bleed over into his everyday life. He has a cantankerous sister and nephew, and only a few friends who regularly seem to be unavailable. Somehow he has to extricate himself from the quagmire that is his life . . . perhaps an obsession for an unattainable girl?< Less
A Deed Without a Name By Henry Catenacci
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By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, A Deed Without a Name is Henry Catenacci's tale of an unlikely friendship. It's 1990, and Andrew, a shy, young, gay and painfully neurotic businessman, finds... More > himself stuck in recession-ridden New York City with nothing but a pile of old books and a dog named Harry. City life has not been kind to Andrew, and there's not much he can do about it but suffer like everyone else -- not, that is, until he happens upon Lena, a stout Italian secretary of blunt opinions and indeterminate age with her own long list of grievances against humanity . . . and a penchant for witchcraft.< Less
A Deed Without a Name By Henry Catenacci
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By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, A Deed Without a Name is Henry Catenacci's tale of an unlikely friendship. It's 1990, and Andrew, a shy, young, gay and painfully neurotic businessman, finds... More > himself stuck in recession-ridden New York City with nothing but a pile of old books and a dog named Harry. City life has not been kind to Andrew, and there's not much he can do about it but suffer like everyone else -- not, that is, until he happens upon Lena, a stout Italian secretary of blunt opinions and indeterminate age with her own long list of grievances against humanity . . . and a penchant for witchcraft.< Less
Rational Gaudism - The Philosophy of Reason, Liberty and Rational Maximization of Self-happiness By Sverre-Henning Brorson
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Rational Gaudism is a complete philosophical system with metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and politics. Metaphysics: Metaphysical ideas are cut down to the absolute minimum that is necessary if... More > further epistemological progression is not to be meaningless / indeterminate. Epistemology: The epistemology is based on strictly logical, rational and scientific principles. Ethics: All human actions are self-happy-motivated, while the ethical guideline is the consequent use of optimal rational evaluations, i.e. to maximize the probability of generating the largest possible sum of self-happiness during life according to basically the same principles as used by natural science. Politics: Rational Gaudism detects the existence of nature-given rights (rights given by nature) and thus the philosophical basis for all true legitimacy. All other fundaments for legitimacy than the Rational Gaudist one will necessarily meet a contradiction. It is a framework where all politics has to reside in order to be legitimate.< Less
Timer By Wes Kelley
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Set against the backdrop of student unrest in 1969, JD, a new bartender at historic Cold Spring Tavern in the mountains high above the old mission town of Santa Barbara is befriended by a man... More > everyone knows simply as Timer; a cowboy of indeterminate age who works at the largest dude ranch in the valley. But their friendship becomes threatened when Timer’s mysterious past emerges and JD must decide whether or not he can believe the incredible details of a story the cowboy has told him. As JD wrestles with his doubt, a beautiful art student enters his life with a dark secret of her own. Spanning over one hundred years of American history including The Civil War, California Gold Rush and the wild prairie justice of the Texas Rangers, “Timer” explores a character who is simple, yet remarkably wise beyond his years. As the relationship unfolds between JD and Timer, they will be confronted by choices which, if carried to their conclusion, must challenge each man’s trust, integrity and courage.< Less
Timer - Hardcover By Wes Kelley
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Set against the backdrop of student unrest in 1969, JD, a new bartender at historic Cold Spring Tavern in the mountains high above the old mission town of Santa Barbara is befriended by a man... More > everyone knows simply as Timer; a cowboy of indeterminate age who works at the largest dude ranch in the valley. But their friendship becomes threatened when Timer’s mysterious past emerges and JD must decide whether or not he can believe the incredible details of a story the cowboy has told him. As JD wrestles with his doubt, a beautiful art student enters his life with a dark secret of her own. Spanning over one hundred years of American history including The Civil War, California Gold Rush and the wild prairie justice of the Texas Rangers, “Timer” explores a character who is simple, yet remarkably wise beyond his years. As the relationship unfolds between JD and Timer, they will be confronted by choices which, if carried to their conclusion, must challenge each man’s trust, integrity and courage.< Less