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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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Audiobook Chapter 9: Beijing, The Experience of Being a Minority, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

December 29, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Audiobook Chapter 9: Beijing, The Experience of Being a Minority, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

Each of us is bound to feel like an outsider, a minority, a loner at some time. I felt that way on my first trip to Beijing China around 1990. Listen as William Dougan narrates Chapter 9 “Beijing: The Experience of Being a Minority” from the audiobook release of my travel literary book Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time.

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Audiobook Chapter 8: Amsterdam, The Intrusion of Tragedy, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

December 26, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Audiobook Chapter 8: Amsterdam, The Intrusion of Tragedy, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

As every life unfolds, there will occasionally be the intrusion of tragedy. This is the human condition, and when tragedy occurs, it is unexplainable, unfair, and simply must be accepted with sadness. Listen as William Dougan narrates Chapter 8 “Amsterdam: The Intrusion of Tragedy” from the audiobook release of my travel literary book Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time.

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Audiobook Chapter 7: Orlando, The Importance of Friends, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

December 22, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Audiobook Chapter 7: Orlando, The Importance of Friends, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

The importance of friends in our modern world and the mysterious dynamic of what creates lasting friendship is the subject of Chapter 7 in my book. Listen as William Dougan narrates Chapter 7 “Orlando: The Importance of Friends” from the audiobook release of my travel literary book Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time.

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