Warren McMillan

Biography

teacher, programmer, writer, entrepreneur, designer, webmaster, painter, runner

Wabi-Sabi Wabibito, timberframer, vipassana meditator, off-gridder, author

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Price of Inequality by Joseph Stiglitz. or just about any book by Stiglitz if you want to understand economics and monetary policy and the effects these things have on our lives.
Think on these Things by Jiddu Krishnamurti. Krishnamurti doesn't really write. He just talks and his discussions with followers are recorded and transcribed so it is a very conversational style. Here is a quote to give you the idea: "The moment I am aware that I am aware, I am not aware. Awareness means the observer is not.
The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation by Willliam Hart. I practice Vipassana meditation and this is a very good introduction to the technique. Vipassana is called 'insight' meditation and ten-day courses are offered all over the world for free. Don't try to learn by a book alone.
The Man who Quit Money by Mark Sundeen. This is the story of Daniel Suelo who gave away his life savings in 2000 and has lived without money since. He proved it can be done. Not for everyone, not even me, but very inspirational nonetheless.
The Ascent of Humanity: Civilization and the Human Sense of Self by Charles Eisenstein. I write about money and how fundamental money is to some of the most intransigent problems we face today. Eisenstein goes a big step further to find the root of our social, cultural, economic and spiritual dysfunction in our human sense of a discrete and separate self. Whatever else you do, please read this book.
What do you read for pleasure?
I have a pretty eclectic range of interests in pleasure reading. I like John Irving novels; just finished A Prayer for Owen Meany. I love reading Robert B. Parker novels just because he writes dialogue like no other. I spend some time in Florida and love to read Florida authors like Tim Dorsey, Carl Hiaasen, Elmore Leonard and, of course Hemingway and Jack Kerouac. I find Cormac McCarthy dark and sometimes downright depressing but, man, can he write.
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Books

The Monetization of Life
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,710. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Money & monetary policy, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
The way money is created is a scam. It is a fraud upon the people. It is a deliberately obtuse system hiding the fact that it is a ponzi scheme designed to transfer wealth to the 1%. We have a collective blind spot when it comes to money so we do not recognize that it has a fatal flaw which is responsible for the level of inequality in the world today. Herein lies a solution: change the money.
Self-Sufficient Solar
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Green living
The purpose of this ebook is to show you how I installed and wired my solar power system. I started with no background in electrical or solar systems. This ebook contains all the information I wish I had before I started my own solar installation. The purpose of the ebook is to help you avoid scams and save you time and money.

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