Based on a true story, the following is about human relationships as we journey life’s path. Although set within a military backdrop, similar interpersonal relationships could just as easily have been experienced in a small company, small town, or even within a smaller department of a large corporation. War, over simplified, is a contest of wills. People skills are not common to all of us. We each can react quite differently to the same set of circumstances. Scientists tell us through DNA research that all human beings are 99.9% genetically alike. And yet, one of the things that makes us interesting is that our personalities can be so varied, and we react to the same circumstances quite differently. Tempest offers humor as well as frustration. It demonstrates the manipulation of power and the subtle grooming of people toward the will of those in authority controlling us.
Totino Ramen’s “The Deer in the Woods and the Fish in the Pond: Life Should be Simple” is a philosophical autobiography of a boy in a poor family but he family does not realize they are poor. This book reminisces about growing up with all the therapeutic activities that no longer exist for kids in today’s fast-paced, electronic world. Join Totino (cheap pizza) and the Ramen (cheap lunch) family through their daily lives as you learn the value of simple living.
Bob Bogner’s “WILDER: A Social Justice Phantasy” is a life-changing mental experiment. It explains in a logical, easy-to-read manner a concept of social justice that is based on personal responsibility (Sartre), rationality (Kant), and fairness (Rawls). The experiment brings their theories together in a clear powerful way. The setting for the experiment is inside a mother’s womb; The characters are fetuses who do not know what their inborn traits are, or what type of society they will be born into. From this “original position,” a rational theory of social and political justice is developed, which hopefully will contribute to a better, fairer world.
Teresa Janz’s “A Bubble Shy of Plumb” is an anecdotal presentation of life events that have significantly impacted the author’s life. It highlights the importance of paying attention to surroundings and having the courage to be open to alternative opportunities.
Gabriel F.W. Koch’s “Paradox Effect.” The world is coming to its end and Dannia, who has a nano-neural-net intravenously installed in her mind to repress her identity, is performing a mission 300 years in the past. While transported back in time, Dannia falls in love with Peter and becomes pregnant, which erodes a small section of the nano-chained network threatening her mission and the fate of the world.
PFC Calvin T. McKibbin and Marsha Wright, Editor’s “A Worm’s Eye View” is both hilarious and heartbreaking. Set during one of the most tumultuous times in the history of America, Cal’s memories as a Private in 1944, during the invasion of Germany, reveal the everyday life and drudgery of war, and personalize the struggle of millions on both sides of the conflict.
Richard Todd Devens’s “Rational Polemics” presents a provocative and controversial challenge to the ideas and values that most of the world merely accepts “on faith” – ideas that, upon closer examination, make little sense. “I wrote this book to encourage people not to blindly accept what others believe just because it is ‘politically correct’ to do so, or just because the majority does,” Devens says.
Ronnie Lee is a Chinese poet and philosopher who tries to see the justice, meaning, and wisdom that are at the core of each of his experiences in this world, sharing his observations with others through his unique poetic words and images. Lee has been writing poetry and philosophy for over nine years. It is Lee’s hope to unify values and beliefs so that we can all see the truth in our existence. Born in Hong Kong, he emigrated to Portsmouth, England, with his family when he was two. He studied there and in London and now continues to commute back to Hong Kong for his work. To date he has published seven books with Outskirts Press, featured below.
The Genius of the Metropolis unites philosophy and poetry in freestyle verse. The poems cover general social philosophy and provide perceptive observations about today’s problems, from the present economic crisis to the ongoing fragility of our society. The first chapter addresses the problems faced in the economic market and explains what happened and why with philosophy, logic, psychology, and spirituality. The poems also steer the reader to a better understanding of the importance of morality in the business world, especially as it relates to God’s wishes.
Poems Of Life is a new and exciting philosophy book which discovers the fundamental principles that lead to a better life in work, relationships and individual prosperity and it overcomes this modern life for people who need identity, understanding, love and meaning. This book shows new wisdom for the new man, the existential man, who can overcome the odds of surviving and prospering in this World. It defines the need to be happy, profit and win but shows the reader the level of honour needed too through valued morality so we can succeed in more ways than just monetarily but also spiritually and religiously.
The Book Of Life:
Existentialism, the Will and the Truth
by Ronnie Lee
Through the medium of poetry, author Ronnie Lee shares his thoughts on existentialism, the Bible, and the Will. The Book of Life centers on logical reasoning to guide you, the reader, on a quest for answers to the most fundamental questions of philosophy and religion. You will walk away with a better understanding of life and the universe we live in. This stunning and deeply moving work will forever change the way you see the world around you.
Continuing with themes first established in The Book of Life, author Ronnie Ka Ching Lee uses poetry as a vehicle for expressing why we are alive, how we are alive, and what we can do to make life better. The Meaning of Life: Existentialism, the Universe and Social Problems is a meditation on the nature of existence, the politics of will and psyche, and the quest for enlightenment and new knowledge. The Meaning of Life is a highly unique and important contribution to philosophic thought.
The Philosopher King :
The Philosopher-Poet and Utopia
by Ronnie Lee
The Philosopher King: The Philosopher-Poet and Utopia gathers dozens of Lee’s free-verse poems on subjects as diverse as finance and morality. Together, they reveal the core essence of a more humane world in which business, politics, science, and love all work together to fulfill our deepest psychological needs. The society hinted at is one governed by a more just, moral framework in which our corporeal world and spiritual existence fuse into a harmonious co-existence that respects humanity in all its forms. Lee brilliantly shows the prosperous future we will ultimately claim when we approach the business of life with the heart of a poet.
Philosophy: Back to Basics tackles the dynamics of power-where it springs from, how it is wielded, and ways to harness it. In Lee’s unique form of narrative free-verse poetry, Philosophy: Back to Basics unleashes a powerful and rising intellect on the topic. Discover the source of sexual attraction. Learn the motivations of each gender. Acknowledge the purpose and place of fear. Explore the dynamics of race relations. Study good business practices. And heighten your sense of spirituality.
The Philosophy Of Life :
God, Wisdom and the World Psyche
by Ronnie Lee
The Philosophy Of Life : God, Wisdom and the World Psyche is a collection of poems that unveils the secret truths of this world, uncovering the reasons and purpose of our existence. It is another stunning insight into the mind, the laws of the living cosmos, and the value of each and every soul within it. Life has meaning! Celebrate this knowledge along with Ronnie Lee and pass it on.