Joel Barlow


Joel J. Barlow studied Classics at St. John’s and Beloit Colleges, has lived in Latin America and over 20 years in Asia. He’s also lived and worked with Native Americans (Lakota, Cherokee, Hopi, Navajo), plus tribal peoples of Thailand’s Golden Triangle area (Lahu, Akha, Karen). His history of that area’s ancient Lanna Empire is available free, in both Thai and English, at

Where to find Joel Barlow online


The Dollshop on Gogo Row
Price: $2.25 USD. Words: 91,330. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Within a context of story, with humor, drama and action, the mysterious economics of Thailand are examined, as are the beliefs and motivators of both locals and expats.
A Little Knowledge
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 77,390. Language: American English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
A little knowledge may be a dangerous thing, but a lot of knowledge certainly is. These essays cover ground seldom touched on in schools.
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 115,040. Language: American English. Published: November 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Essay » Literature
A series of visits to an mostly pre-modern culture leads to friendship, adventure and immersion in the very modern problems of traditional people, plus the question: can a modern idealist make concerted contact with an ancient society practical?
The Little Sister Connection
Price: $3.33 USD. Words: 158,020. Language: American English. Published: November 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Educational, Essay » Political
As John Hunter climbs to the top of the heap, he develops understandings distinct from what is taught in schools, and uses them to further his progress. After learning enough, the power he gains helps him help others to develop, and he begins reforming the world. But something important remains missing; what would it take for him to realize what that is?

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