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Audiobook Chapter 18: Galapagos, The Passions of the Biologists, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

March 31, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Audiobook Chapter 18: Galapagos, The Passions of the Biologists, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

The brevity and individuality of my own life, compared to the long continuum of life and the remarkable diversity of life forms, was a mystery particularly poignant as I sailed in a small yacht through the Galapagos.

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Lee Foster’s Literary Memoir Minnesota Boy Published

March 23, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Lee Foster’s Literary Memoir Minnesota Boy Published

Lee Foster’s literary memoir about growing up in Minnesota has been re-published and released as Minnesota Boy: Growing Up in Mid-America, Mid-20th Century.

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Audiobook Chapter 17: Cape Canaveral, The Adventure of Space Flight, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

March 17, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Audiobook Chapter 17: Cape Canaveral, The Adventure of Space Flight, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

The marvel of space flight is surely one of the most wondrous aspects of our modern world. It is amazing to think that only 66 years passed between the first halting flight at Kitty Hawk and man’s first step on the moon. On a visit to Cape Canaveral, your imagination can lift off, as have so many adventuresome rockets.

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Audiobook Chapter 16: Denali, The Beauty of Nature, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

February 23, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Audiobook Chapter 16: Denali, The Beauty of Nature, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

The beauty of nature, in all its ravishing diversity, is one of the main joys in life that we as humans may be fortunate to experience. Yet nature, in all its loveliness, does not care about the anxiety that we may feel regarding our brief human presence on this earth.

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Audiobook Chapter 15: Mesa Verde, The Anasazi’s Meaning of Life, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

February 10, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Audiobook Chapter 15: Mesa Verde, The Anasazi’s Meaning of Life, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

It is presumptuous that we think we understand the meaning of life as felt by other people in different cultures in our own time. What about people living in a different era? I thought about this as I looked at the Anasazi ruins at Mesa Verde in Colorado. What did life mean to an Anasazi?

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Audiobook Chapter 14: Mojave Desert, The Mystery of Time Passing, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

February 5, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Audiobook Chapter 14: Mojave Desert, The Mystery of Time Passing, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

The mystery of time passing is something that all of us as human beings grapple with in some way. In our era, the Hubble Telescope and other technologies only deepen the mystery, projecting astronomical time frames difficult to comprehend from the perspective of our brief human lives. For me, the annual spring wildflowers in California, especially in the Mojave Desert around Lancaster, epitomize this mystery of life, death, and renewal.

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Audiobook Chapter 13: New York City, The Effects of 9-11-01, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

January 27, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Audiobook Chapter 13: New York City, The Effects of 9-11-01, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

The ongoing reality of terrorism worldwide is now a daily factor in our lives. Occasionally, we may think back on that fateful day in New York 9-11-01 when the first major terrorism shock of the new century occurred.

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10 Best Practices for Modern Author Survival 2015

January 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

10 Best Practices for Modern Author Survival 2015

I advocate these 10 Best Practices for Modern Author Survival, especially with reference to independently published (indie) books, such as my Northern California Travel: The Best Options and Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time.

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Audiobook Chapter 12: Oslo, The Refreshment of Art, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

January 13, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Audiobook Chapter 12: Oslo, The Refreshment of Art, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

The shocking refreshment of art, giving me a new appreciation of life, has occasionally enhanced my life.

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Audiobook Chapter 11: Los Angeles, The Age of Entertainment, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

January 9, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Audiobook Chapter 11: Los Angeles, The Age of Entertainment, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

I live in the age of entertainment, with Los Angeles as its capital. It is said by some that only the desire for sex exceeds the desire for entertainment. Listen as William Dougan narrates Chapter 11 “Los Angeles: The Age of Entertainment” from the audiobook release of my travel literary book Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time.

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