12 Fun Facts about William C Dell!
1.Book inspiration: The bluebirds in my back yard.
2.Future expectation: A novel featuring real people encountering the world(s) like Jack Rabbit and Gray Squirrel.
3.I was born and grew up in the mill towns of western Pennsylvania and kept that work ethic throughout my life.
4.Everyone should read Siddhartha by Herman Hesse.
5.I unwind and relax by meditating.
6.I am currently reading the poetry of W. S. Merwin.
7.As a child, my grandfather told me stories of Jack Rabbit and Gray Squirrel. I was mesmerized. I offer my own version of them now for another time, place, and purpose. Readers can draw their own conclusions.
8.Myself in 4 words: Bold but laid back.
9.Quirky and unique: My fascination with the application of quantum and astrophysics to Mind and creativity.
10.Advice to aspiring writers: Explore your interests and be yourself.
11.I am passionate about Grand Opera and the New England Patriots.
12.Something really interesting: Bluebirds nesting and making babies in their box attached to my deck within 3 feet of where I sit and write.
A Fable for All Time
by William C. Dell
Genre: Fictional Fable
Time is creation and there is life in many worlds. Our universe is born from an infinite quantum environment retaining its connection to other potential universes. Through observation (what you see is what you get), it is possible to travel to other times in many worlds. This book is about that vision, transformation, and crossover; the persistence of mind (M), and the role and nature of God. It is a metaphysical, philosophical, and theological adventure
“A book of reveals: reading it you follow Jack Rabbit and Gray Squirrel into worlds more curious than Alice's, and way more empowering. The energizing pair are more pixie wise than Father Brown, and more always-a-jump-ahead than Alan Watts. Hey, Jack's a rabbit! and friend Gray's a natural nut-buster.
If you're of a certain age you'll recognize Jack as Uncle Wiggly's postmodern nephew. Grand as that gentleman was, Jack's got him beat, because this book is kid brother to the author's more "grown up" (Very Serious) Deconstructing Zen and other works. Come one, come all, to his playground.
Discover grim(m) Funbuster and earnest Professor caught in their endless loop. And why Deconstructor pities those thinking the purpose is philosophical, literary, or political agenda. Go through the tunnel to find the ballpark's secret diamond and elegant dance, and listen to Lady Bluebird. Learn what the gym tells about your wheel of body-mind. The Woman on the bike gets it! She so well shows Jack and Gray how it's done that you, too, may fall for her.
Cobra's right to say "be careful what you look for, that's what you'll find," but there's no missing the most Flower since Little Prince. Along the way you'll meet relatives and neighbors, and get more out of Margarita than Jimmy Buffet ever has. You'll meet Shiva and Punchinello, Higgs and the Ferryman. In the oak grove of a different forest, you may hear Elie Wiesel's rebbe, the one who knows "only the story" and that "this must suffice."
Dell's fable more than suffices: it's invitation and jolly romping journey to the other shore. Just don't rush it, as I did first time through. (Gorging on rich nourishment yields indigestion.) Take it easy, one bite at a time. It won't ever wear out, and you'll be in great company. “
-Amazon Reviewer Stephen M. Johnson
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Jack and Gray went inside [the museum]. “Where are the mummies?” they inquired.
“Over there in the Egyptian Hall,” pointed the guard.
“These long boxes with faces are weird,” observed Gray. “Where are the bodies?”
“Shriveled and gone,” answered a guard. “There’s only a few left around the world, but people flock to view them.”
“Why?” asked Gray.
“Because they don’t understand.”
“What’s that odd shaped eye near the face?”
“The wedjet eye.”
“Isn’t it looking the wrong way?”
“No, the wedjet eye looks into the corners of the world. That’s why it stares parallel to forward and backward. It sees through time.”
“Making life and death meaningless,” deduced Jack…
William C. Dell is Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Montclair State University, New Jersey. His published works include metaphysics, poetry, inter-disciplinary studies, and literary criticism.
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