David Satterlee has eclectic interests that drive the broad range of his work. His very human stories often explore developing relationships. His essays advocate for personal, family, community and societal growth. “[His writing is] humorous, bold, and adventurous all at once … channeled through a facility for language and the music of words.” David writes to tease, teach, and entertain. He does not spoon-feed every detail but, like other good literature, leaves morsels on the table to be picked up, examined, chewed and savored.
After retiring from a quarter-century of industrial control, computer and communications work in manufacturing and refining, David spent a decade as a consulting herbalist, and went on to manage media production for a Utah publisher. In all this time, He pursued a personal quest to understand why we think, believe, and act the way we do. He developed from a lay minister, through interests in meditation, natural healing, psychology, and philosophy. Now mobility and neurologically disabled, he reads, writes and hopes to make his part of the world a better place.
David and Dianna live in a small, rural Iowa town deep in the middle of the middle of elsewhere. Despite being married, they are exceptionally-good friends. They recreate with cats, mostly, in a remodeled 1880s Workman's Victorian home right on Main Street. Dianna is a retired elementary school teacher with additional experience in library science, gifted/talented programs and music. She still gives music lessons and indulges a passion for writing and playing music "in the cracks." In their spare time, they entertain neighbors with their liberal and eccentric antics.
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Constructive Virtues: Topics to Avoid in Impolite Company
This is David Satterlee's second book of collected essays. Most examine values, virtues and ideas that are important to living together well in our developing societies. These values are often denounced out-of-hand by those who cling to old ideas that no longer serve the needs of a changing world.
Hubris on Roller Skates: Short Stories for Smart People
In this fascinating collection, David often examines the emotions of women of all ages – sometimes in a woman’s voice. He lampoons and surprises – ranging from Assyrian kings to touching romances to cunning old men and some science fiction. Look out for unexpected endings and the consequences of hubris – acting with excessive self-confidence. Some of this material touches on grown-up themes.
Building Your Network Business: Proven Ideas from Successful Leaders
This book is for everyone who wants to start, operate or grow their network marketing business. It provides 104 brief discussions organized into sections on: self-improvement; communicating; family issues; mastering your vision; getting the right work done; coping with fear, risk and crisis; learning and teaching; exerting influence and getting cooperation; and doing business from home or a store.
Life Will Get You in the End: Short Stories by David Satterlee
Short stories by David Satterlee. “[His writing is] humorous, bold, and adventurous all at once … channeled through a facility for language and the music of words.” Each story is short and sweet – or sometimes bittersweet – or just thought-provoking. There is often a surprise concluding twist that will "get you in the end." Very human stories explore the extremes of life, loss, and love.
Chum for Thought: Throwing Ideas into Dangerous Waters
Collected essays: The new guy in a small conservative town radiates optimism as he explores values, virtues, and his faith in personal, community, and human progress.
"His writing is humorous, bold, and adventurous all at once ... channeled through a facility for language and the music of words." He is variously friend, teacher, inquisitor, and voice crying out in the wilderness.
Honoring My Father: Coming to Terms
In this heartfelt account, David Satterlee tells personal stories of a remarkable father, his own failure in family and faith… and the rediscovery of love worth living for. This books also includes "Going to See Jessie," a related family story of elder-care, love, loyalty, and enduring patience.
The Role of Productivity in Community Success: The Jesuit-Guaraní Cultural Confluence
This historical essay, drawn from the deepest jungles of Uruguay in South America, examines the creation of a flourishing culture and economy that lasted for almost two centuries. It explores the guided development of a virtuous web of social and economic controls that mixed the philosophy of Catholic Jesuits with the traditions of the native Guaraní peoples. Suggests application to our times.
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