Julie R Butler

Biography

I am child of Colorful Colorado and a citizen of the world.

I am always searching for truths that we can all live by, which celebrate diversity, respect individuality, and promote real democracy.

I love to play with language, images, and ideas.

I believe that knowledge does set us free, and that the manipulation of knowledge and fear is a large part of what has held humanity back from solving problems that are enormous, but not unsolvable through patient perseverance.

I see the universe as infinitely interconnected and incomprehensibly complex, but not in and of itself incomprehensible.

After spending several decades living a nomadic lifestyle while traveling the roads of North and Central America with my life partner followed by seven years living in South America (Uruguay and Argentina) and then returning to Central Mexico until his death in 2018, I have landed back in Colorado, where I currently split my time between Denver and the San Luis Valley.

My essays and the occasional poem can be found at the following locations:

The philosophy anthology, "What Do You Believe?" (edited by Derek Beres Brooklyn, NY: Outside the Box Publishing, 2009).

"Connectively Speaking"
(http://connectivelyspeaking.blogspot.com), my social issues blog [which, as a set of observations from more than a decade ago, is, I believe, pretty prescient.]

"we fear what we don't understand" (http://julierbutler.blogspot.com), my older socio-political blog.

Books

Nine Months in Uruguay: Past, Present, Progress
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,760. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010 . Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
While my husband and I lived in Uruguay, I wrote. Not only did I maintain our blog, “Because the World is Round...,” but I found myself composing poetry, to my own surprise. It was a contemplative time, and as I tried to identify what it was about Uruguayan culture that I found so beguiling, as I dealt with loss, as the birds, the ocean, the sun and the moon spoke to me, a philosophy became.
No Missing Links And Other Essays
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,630. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2010 . Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy, Essay » Political
5 essays celebrating complexity and the connective principle: “Gandhi Remix” reformulates Gandhi’s Seven Social Sins “Small Change” puts the health care reform into perspective “Too Many Notes” is a short essay on concision “Constructive Universalism” compares this Uruguayan art theory to Ayn Rand’s "objectivism" “No Missing Links” unveils the illusion of separation
Secrecy, Democracy, and Fascism: Lessons from History
Price: Free! Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2010 . Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
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A nation that went to war thinking that it would be quick and easy, but then getting bogged down, becoming polarized, falling into financial difficulties, losing confidence in their government, looking desperately for strong leadership, and falling for conspiracy theories and false accusations about those within and without who oppose the romantic call for cultural purity and supposed morality...?
No Stranger To Strange Lands: A Journey Through Strange Coincidences, Connective Thoughts, And Far Flung Places
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 132,860. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2010 . Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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From Zürich to Moab, from tropical Polynesia to the farthest corners of Australia, from investigations into what ideas themselves might be to what secrets might be revealed by Synchronicity, from deconstructing Free-Market Ideology to reinventing Spirituality; this multi-layered journey seeks connections between every aspect of the cosmos, from the musical sphere to the stratosphere, and beyond.

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