Ray Wilson is an academically trained social observer -- a sociologist -- who had a fortuitous vantage point for observing the phenomena and people shaping American society from mid-twentieth century onward. Just young enough to miss the shooting in the Korean War, his path began in the cold war military, taking him through the segregated south and then active civilian involvement in the civil rights, great society, and civil unrest eras, made him a professional analyst and strategist in the "wars" on crime and on poverty, and in the consumer and quality revolutions. He was a manager in government, industry, private business, and non-profit sectors, personally involved with leaders and issues taking centerstage and making national headlines.
Seriously academic, seriously professonal, and seriously spiritual, Ray Wilson is also seriously funny, a talented comedy writer and winner of many stand-up comedy competitions. He is a competitive runner, often winning or placing high in his now-senior age category, explaining that "things seem to get easier when the competition's dead."
He is also the author of "Bought, Not Sold: Single Agency, Buyers' Brokers, Flat Fees, and the Consumer Revolution in Real Estate" (paperback, 1997) widely recognized as a definitive critique of the real estate agency industry. It is available through book retailers everywhere, and an updated Smashword Ebook version is currently planned.
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The Rosary: Prayer for Thinking Christians
This work has the Nihil Obstat of a Catholic diocese and the cover endorsements of reputable Catholic scholars. The express contention that the Rosary is for "thinking" Catholics is made here by a recovering skeptic whose epiphany was thrust on him in a modern highway re-enactment of Paul's Road to Damascus encounter. The incident report is credible and the book is enlightening.
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