Earth Survival Guide 2020, Why You are Probably from Another Planet and How to Survive This One (At Least Through 2020)
As with my Earth Survival Guide of 3 years ago, the satirical premise of Earth Survival Guide 2020 (ESG2020 for short) is that life here on Earth is so confusing because, in fact, we are not from around here; hence the subtitle: Why You are Probably from Another Planet and How to Survive This One (At Least Through 2020).
ESG2020 addresses recent events, particularly the rise to power of the highly dangerous GRABs (Greedy Racist Aggressive Bullies) and BUFs (Blind Unthinking Followers). As a political/sociological satire, ESG2020 walks right on the edge between laugh-out-loud humor and deeply serious intent.
Let ESG2020 help you cope with this life here on Earth, both through laughter and a deeper understanding of what is truly going on around us. In ESG2020 Guide 2020, you will:
- Learn if you are one of the POPs (People from Other Planets) or an Earthling (Does Earth life make absolutely no sense at all? Then you’re probably a POP.)
- Learn to identify and deal with the dreaded GRABs (Greedy Racist Aggressive Bullies) and BUFs (Blind Unthinking Followers)
- Explore the Survival Bible, a Glossary of Earth Terms, covering such broad, baffling topics as Religion, Money, Patriotism and Modern Medicine and the true meaning of terms like Me Too, Sexual Identity and Kleptocracy
Finally, I dug through my scraps of paper and post-its, illustrated my favorites with photos from Ed’s gargoyle collection and produced this book.
And I have also designed some EDISM T-shirts! They are available on EDISM.com.
Earth Survival Guide, Why You are Probably from Another Planet and How to Survive This One
I wrote this book in 2016, back in the days of innocence, before the GRABs and BUFs took over.
It is really two books in one. The first half, which is a tongue-in-cheek look at our crazy society, flowed right out of my frustration that some people seem to fit right in, while I am in a state of perpetual confusion. All of it, from truffles to trophy wives, just seems so impossible to understand!
So I came to the obvious conclusion: I must be from another planet! If you find this world as confusing as I do, it may well be because you are not an Earthling, either. Readers who share my view of the absurd tell me that they laughed out loud at my observations. Others, I fear, just shook their heads. (Oh, well. They were probably Earthlings…)
So after making fun of our lives, and supplying you with some handy survival hints (like the most important phrase for you to know: “Beam me up, Scottie!”), I felt I needed to present another view, a way out, a possible cure for this madness which is life on Earth.
So in the second half, I introduce the Power Animals in more depth, including which power animals to turn to for which survival characteristics. I also offer some practical tools to help you be centered and calm in the midst of all this madness. And I do all this within the story of how the Power Animals came to Earth.
A Call to Greatness, the Exciting, Joyous Journey Your Soul Wants You to Take
This is a personal story of part of my spiritual journey, how I moved from skepticism into belief, and a more in-depth exploration of my relationships with Jesus, Quado and Running Wolf.
It is an invitation for you to set forth on your own journey, permission for you to be just as far out on the edge as you care to be and as Spirit leads you to be. Let’s go!
There is a Garden, A Song in Spiritual Time
This was my first book, about the start of my spiritual journey.
It is currently out of print.