|Author||: James Nelson Caulkins|
|Publisher||: Author House|
|Total Pages||: 374|
|ISBN 10||: 9781491822579|
|ISBN 13||: 1491822570|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
This book is about a boy taking the first steps towards being a young man with an independent perspective. It takes place over a two week period on a walkabout with his great uncle. At the same time his parents get to enjoy a break from their parenting and their effort of introducing the boy to the idea of holding an independent perspective. The story takes place several hundred years in the future after humans have once again chosen to spend their future by violently destroying what they have. It is a time when governmental influence is minimal and can be distant if desired. It is a time when Constitutional freedoms can be openly lived on an individual level. The constraining hierarchies of organized religions and an aggressive government with police and military support have been found to be wanting and negative to individual development. The walkabout takes place in the Rocky Mountains of the Western United States and from early to mid-June. Descriptions of the plant and animal life found along the way are from the author's experiences but are not meant to be from one locale. The various thoughts and perspectives of the characters in the book are shared by the author. The future conflicts are not intended to be prophetic in any way as the author thinks humanity's future is fluid and ours to choose. "...correctness, accuracy, truth, whatever you want to call it, is based on the content of what is said, not on who's talking." "Your clear mind will enable you to focus on detail and encompass the breadth of the Earth around you, ultimately causing you to have thoughts and emotions strong enough to add energy to your soul." "Different people do the same things in different ways. Freedom of religion is the concept that embraces different people seeking truth in different ways. If freedom is restricted truth is restricted and fanaticism grows."