BTRIPP Books - 2007

BTRIPP Books - 2007

by Brendan Tripp


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Book reviews written in 2007 by Brendan Tripp.
Titles covered in this volume are:

Bernard Goldberg

The Equinox, Volume III, Number 10
Aleister Crowley / Hymenaeus Beta X°

Florinda Donner

The Wheel of Time
Geshe Lhundub Sopa

Kalacakra Tantra
Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

Black Holes and Time Warps
Kip Thorne

The Practice of Kalachakra
Glenn H. Mullin

Freedom In Exile
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Tibet: The Sacred Realm
Lobsang P. Lhalungpa

Mountains of the Middle Kingdom
Galen Rowell

Wisdom and Compassion
Marylin M. Rhie & Robert A. F. Thurman

Healing and the Mind
Bill Moyers

The Monuments of Mars
Richard C. Hoagland

Might is Right
Ragnar Redbeard

The Andean Codex
J.E. Williams

The Wheel of Time
Carlos Castaneda

The Active Side of Infinity
Carlos Castaneda

Magical Passes

Carlos Castaneda

Mending The Past And Healing The Future with Soul Retrieval
Alberto Villoldo

Shelley Stockwell

The Demon-Haunted World
Carl Sagan

Moral Minority
Brooke Allen

The Secret
Rhonda Byrne

The Four Agreements
don Miguel Ruiz

Creating Money
Sanaya Roman & Duane Packer

The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle

Spirit & Reason
Vine Deloria, Jr.

The Power of Intention
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Fearless Living
Rhonda Britten

Careers for New Agers & Other Cosmic Types
Blythe Camenson

The Law of Attraction
Esther & Jerry Hicks

Letters to a Young Contrarian
Christopher Hitchens

The Selfish Gene
Richard Dawkins

The Mind's Sky
Timothy Ferris

Libertarianism In One Lesson
David Bergland

Art & Physics
Leonard Shlain

The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader
John C. Maxwell

Who's Looking Out for You?
Bill O'Reilly

Mayan Vision Quest
Cynthia MacAdams, Hunbartz Men & Charles Bensinger

Sacred Journeys
Jennifer Westwood

John Shirley

The Jesus Dynasty
James D. Tabor

Real Success Without a Real Job
Ernie Zelinski

The Cosmic Landscape
Leonard Susskind

The Englishman's Handbook
Idries Shah

The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People
David Niven, Ph.D.

A Devil's Chaplain
Richard Dawkins

Useful Idiots
Mona Charen

Mind Sights
Roger N. Shepard

Parenting Beyond Belief
Dale McGowan

The Whole Shebang
Timothy Ferris

Henry David Thoreau

The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Poems
Oscar Wilde

Great Speeches by Native Americans
Bob Blaisdell, Ed.

The Genealogy of Morals
Friedrich Nietzsche

R. K. Gordon, Trans.

Chicago Then And Now
Elizabeth McNulty

The Nibelungenlied
D.G. Mowatt, Trans.

The Constitution of the United States with the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation
R.B. Bernstein, Intro.

Letter to a Christian Nation
Sam Harris

McIlhenny's Gold
Jeffrey Rothfeder

Common Sense, The Rights of Man and Other Essential Writings of Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine

If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Ann Coulter

From Clocks to Chaos
Leon Glass & Michael C. Mackey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573534079
Publisher: Eschaton Books
Publication date: 11/29/2016
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Brendan Tripp began writing poetry in high school, continued into college, and expanded his writing in his years as a P.R. Executive and Publisher. He eventually settled into a pattern of writing 250 poems per year, and continued doing so for a dozen or so years in the 80's and 90's. Every year he'd produce a comb-bound collection of all of that year's output, and this new series of releases is replicating those collections, but in perfect-bound paperback editions. His better-known chapbooks were put out every couple of years, and were essentially "best of" collections featuring 10% of the 500 poems composed during a particular 2-year span. Eventually these will likely be pulled together into one volume and re-issued here as well.

Brendan has been very active on-line from the very early years of the Web, and has published a good deal of his poetry on his blog, which he began in 2000. This, from time to time, included reading audios of various poems. Due to the large number of pieces involved, this has never been been systematically addressed, but that is an element that is being considered for future development, possibly through a Blog Talk Radio channel, or via YouTube videos.

As is evident from even a cursory reading of Tripp's poetry, most of this is dark, brooding, anguished, and fraught with despair. Eventually the process of giving these sorts of inner states a physical form began to take a toll, creating something of a neuro-linguistic feedback loop of increasing morbidity, and around 2004 he took the dramatic step of no longer writing poetry on a regular basis.

After having composed so much for so long, this came as quite a shock to Tripp's system, and the various publishing projects that he had in the works (including a web site with three decades' worth of poems) fell by the wayside. It was only in the past year, following his being hired to consult on a book project, that the idea of using one of the now easily-accessible on-demand publishing services (Amazon's "Create Space") came up, and he has begun the major process of developing new editions of these annual collections.

While Brendan Tripp has no plans to resume writing poetry, he is quite interested in getting his "life's work" out there, both in print, and eventually in e-books and other media. Tripp lives in Chicago where he is a consulting Marketing Communications pro, and freelance writer. He can be found all over the Internet as "BTRIPP" (except for where he's not).

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