Most of you are aware that this is the blog of a writer. Is that all there is to me? I hope to God/ess not!! Philosophy is a specialty as is fiction writing. In reality, sometimes I also paint. The painting has not earned me money. Writing and philosophy have earned me more than being a part time gardener for wealthy clients in Indianapolis, thanks to Ye Olde Greene Thumb and Paula Baumgartner …It took a while, but now the truth is that I have earned more writing than gardening professionally but have still earned more gardening than teaching philosophy or selling books of philosophy I have actually authored. Tremendous insights can be gained from many types of work if one takes a certain attitude towards the efforts. Paula and a number of the other women on the crew in 2002 also write and edit professionally in English. Strange, perhaps, but the truth. Others would just laugh and think ‘Of course the poor writer needs an additional source of income’ – ha ha, how funny to imagine otherwise…We have heard that JK Rowling has been such a poor writer and single Mum as to have been reduced to living out of her car and went on to achieve billionaire status by delighting generations with the Harry Potter stories…and during the past decade has been so rich she gave loads of money away to help others and she is still rich even though she did. Wow.
Hopefully, in 2013 I will have enough luck that I am able to do some author’s talks and book signings and sell some copies of the humble philosophy starter book Five Big Questions in Life and how to answer them. If you are intrigued and curious about philosophy but put off by tomes of knowledge this book is for you. Also, if you have entered college freshman philosophy and could use some supplemental help, this book is also for you. You can get yours now, right here: