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As a former Fortune 500 aerospace executive for over thirty years and a planetarium program director for an additional ten years, Donald Richard Prescott has been planning and managing successful, complex operations for decades where strategic planning is an essential tool. A revealing stint as director of strategic planning and service on local government planning committees provided opportunities to speak to and participate in groups about complex strategic issues as well as appearing in a local cable documentary about transportation and community development. He has interfaced with congressional and governmental leaders, directly participating in securing millions of dollars of governmental funding for two local projects.
Prescott has also written and published award winning short stories (Concoctions), a science fiction novel (Daddy's Different), a nonfiction book about avoiding human extinction (Is There Time?), and a book of essays (Layman's License). He has written a full-length-three-act play, planetarium show/display scripts, two family histories, technical articles and business plans as well as edited several newsletters. Recent awards and published work include multiple Writers’ Journal “Write to Win! Contest” awards/publication, The Orange County Register Dreamscape Contest publication, placing in Writer’s Digest competitions, Long Story Short E-zine short story publications and internationally published short stories/essay in The Taj Mahal Review as well as awards on Writing.com among others.
He currently writes and explores life in Orange, California.
V. M. Franck
on Dec. 20, 2016 :
D.R. has an excellent mind and clearly relates his ideas. I am impressed by his depth. At times, this work reads like an essay, at times a scientific paper. At times, it is philosophical and at times it is a primer for survival. It offers encouragement to explore or in D.R.'s terms, dabble in the human experience and workings of the mind. Read it, if you are seeking a reason to explore yourself and wander in and out of possible realities. The book could be called Everything You Need to Consider to Be a Viable Human Being. It includes the far reaches of the universe, climate change, population growth, Earth's sustainability, death, life, spiritual beliefs, distance, time, teaching a daughter to change a tire, manners, obsession with technical devices and a myriad of other matters.
Well-researched, with good flow from one dabble to the next, it would be excellent required reading for graduating high school seniors, incoming college freshmen and a college philosophy class. It provides a realistic look at what lies ahead and what one needs to do about it. I recommend reading it as a gift to yourself.
(reviewed the day of purchase)