American Dreams (The Idea Book)

The inspiration for this book is to revive the American Dream of home ownership (two essays are devoted to this). Six essays are devoted to dreams of a better America through changes in socio-political institutions. Six essays are roadmaps to riches. What's more American than dreams of change or schemes to get rich? The ideas were drafted to entertain and enrich both the reader and America. More
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About John T. Butler

Born ’43 (icy December morn, on the bathroom floor with a full head of red hair).
Native of Long Island (more specifically Valley Stream, New York).
K-6 Wheeler Avenue PS#13, 7-9 VS Memorial Jr. High.
Class of ’61 Valley Stream Central.
Class of ’65 Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, SD.
Master of Social Work ’67 University of Oklahoma.
’67-’68 Bureau of Indian Affairs Social Worker, Anchorage Office, AK.
28 year career California Youth Authority (4 years Fred C. Nelles School in Whittier and 24 years at the Ventura School in Camarillo).
Retired 2/96 and relocated from Oxnard, CA to South Jersey (wife was anchored there by career and offspring).
Married twice, once in ’66 lasted 7 years and in ’93 got married and stayed married to Dakota Wesleyan alum.
Have one married son born ’67 in Oklahoma, three adult stepchildren, two grandkids and an elderly tomcat of unknown origins.
Dad of Irish Catholic stock from Upstate NY and Mom of English/German stock (with a touch of Dutch and Welsh blood) from Brooklyn.
Older sister born ’40 in Queens (brighter but no red hair).
Lifelong Yankee’s fan, Sooner fan since ’65 and Eagles fan since ’96.
Swim laps faithfully three days a week, read Time weekly and newspaper daily.
Wrote a screenplay parody of the Rocky movies, so if you liked the book, perhaps someday, you’ll love the movie.

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