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“Once you accept the universe as being something expanding into an infinite nothing which is something, wearing stripes with plaid is easy.” - Albert Einstein.
Doug “Ten” Rose has metaphorically worn stripes and plaid all his life. He has thirty years experience raising funds for various causes under some very adverse personal circumstances. He has invented and directed charity projects involving rock stars, pro sports teams, governors, and senators. These projects raised awareness and large sums of money for others, often while Ten remained homeless himself and panhandled for food money in the streets (details at http://www.fearlesspuppy.org).
Ten has recently written Fearless Puppy on American Road and Reincarnation Through Common Sense. True to form, ALL author profits from these books will be donated to sponsor Wisdom Professionals (beginning with but not exclusive to Tibetan Nuns and Monks).
Ten has degrees in Comparative Religion and the survival of heroin addiction. He is also the graduate of thirty-five years and over a hundred thousand miles of travel without ever driving a car, or having a bank account, telephone, or a bill in his name. Ten may be the most comedic smartass as well as the wisest and most entertaining survivor of the hitchhiking adventurers that used to cover America’s highways. The term “crazy wisdom” is often used, but rarely meets its match the way it does in this author. Ten Rose and his work are a vibrant part of the present and future as well as an essential remnant of a vanishing breed.
on Dec. 17, 2010 :
This is the life that so many of us missed... it is raw, honest, pulled down into places where it all falls apart and uplifted into realms that the author makes so accessible that you may encounter them just around the corner. The author has lived out the dream of living on the road, meeting a whole wide range of Americans. It's inspiring to read the stories of Ejection Eddie and Kevin Bones. And it's kind of rough to go through what the author goes through with the Seaflower. But the meetings with Tibetan lamas are truly amazing, and the reader just wants to learn more about the things that the author hints at. I haven't read an entire book in a really long time. But this book I couldn't stop turning the pages, and I know I'll be going back to read it again many times in years to come. It's that good.
(reviewed the day of purchase)