The Parables chronicle the life and death of a castle society strangled into a coma by a terminal case of Bureaucratitus, hardening of the hallways. A young squire, Thomas à Bucket, and his liege lord, Sir Lancelot, join the mêlée, joust with revolutionary zeal, but still cannot unhorse such stalwart practitioners of palatine politics as the Prince of the Piles, Lord Bellicose or the Parchment Patrollers (paper pushers of the first order). In the end, the nobles are led by the Wise Men, Smoke and Mirrors, into the sad Diaspora Bureaucrati. This book will help you avoid the same fate.
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About the Author
Patrick Fero is a survivor of life in many castles. He has a degree in history, and a history in planning within bureaucracies large and small. He retired from the Federal government in 1993. His federal service consisted mainly of managing ailing organizations to good health, starting new organizations and structural reorganization. He served as an elected Township Supervisor in Pennsylvania where he helped manage office personnel, road crews and various consultants and appointees. He specialized in planning for smart growth and effective environmental preservation. Mr. Fero is a member of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association and has won honors from both the Chapter and the APA. He serves as a land-use planner on local, regional, county and state committees in his pursuit of building better-run castles. He lives in the woods on a ridge top with his wife of over 50 years. They have grandchildren on both coasts. Mr. Fero has written three books.