Interview with D.E.H. Kellensoo

Why The Tattered Flag and the Athlican Rastafari?
I think what I've noticed as I look at social media is a lot of anger. I read and see on facebook a lot of images of American African and African prosecution. I am saddened by these images. What I also notice is a louder shift away from mainstream religions, at least among minorities, to emotionalism; an emotionalism of rage that may be justifiable, but in many instances fails to fill that human spiritual void.

The closest spiritual way of life my spirit agrees with, at least, more than 90% (and I say that because that we all have things about spiritual ways of life that we'd like to tanker with), is the Rastafari belief system. However, I prefer to focus more on its practical implications and not on its political views. This is not to say that I wish to undermine Rastafari views and the history that formed them; I must respect them to remain an insider to that way of life, what I am saying is that equality, freedom, love, kindness, gentleness, peace and solidarity are what are needed in the world today. And I believe that forming a new Rastafari way of life or Order that focuses on these values will be beneficial to minorities seeking spiritual respite today.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I care very much about minorities, especially Africans of the diaspora. This book is for them and that is why I get out of bed each day-
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I provide pay-by-donation behavioral health services to minorities in need. Sales from this book will greatly help me continue to provide those much needed services.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Happenstance-
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was an adaptation of the television show Buffy the vampire slayer. Thankfully it never saw the light of day (no pun intended).
What is your writing process?
I walk. Reflect. Pray. Eat. and walk some more. I prefer to let the spirit move me.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes. The first story I ever read was Catcher in the Rye. Need I say more-
How do you approach cover design?
I don't know. I guess I use my imagination. I'm a do-it-youself-the-hardway sort-of-guy.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I don't have five. All books are usually my favorite. Writing is magic and I like to be entertained.
What do you read for pleasure?
Non-fiction
What is your e-reading device of choice?
my iphone
Published 2015-12-31.
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