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Joe Occhipinti

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Joe raises his son, writes fiction, blogs and teaches courses for the Wellness and Healing Arts Certificate Program at North Shore Community College in Massachusetts. He manages two blogs The Wonders of Nature and AwareScape, and is currently working on a science fiction trilogy called “Children of the Three Suns.” The first book, “Strangers in the Gale,” was a 2013 semi-finalist in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Contest. He has published in The Forge, Gryphonwood, The Helix, Perihelion Science Fiction, and the anthology Twisted Tails VII: Irreverent.

As an avid nature lover and holistic health enthusiast, Joe partakes of many outdoor sports, and actively utilizes many mind-body practices and Aikido. He is a Zen practitioner and volunteers at

You may have already noticed in your life that the time when you connect most with the world around you is when you are observing and not thinking. Thinking, of course, has its purpose; understanding the optical and vibratory nature of electromagnetism has its own rewards.

Yet, there is something greater to a sunrise than an atmospheric effect or its light spectrum. If all we do is think when w... Read more of this blog post »
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Leigh (Little Book Star) Hi Joe, glad we're friends here on Goodreads!
Goodreads purposely made mine private because of the age restriction. Don't worry you'll get used to it here, it's really fun and easy to use. :)

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