Richard Botelho

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Richard Botelho is the author of the forthcoming science fiction novel Reason for Existence as well as two other books, The New Individualism: Personal Change to Transform Society, a non-fiction social commentary, used in over 100 colleges and universities across America, favorably reviewed in The Midwest Quarterly and other scholarly journals, and winner of the S.C.P.H.C. Gold Award for Philosophy in 1996; and Leah’s Way, his first novel, which received a rave review in the February 1st, 2004 edition of Library Journal. He has a B.A. and M.A. in Government from California State University, Sacramento, graduating with honors. He has had numerous articles published in MD Publications, The Stone Institute, and The Northern California Sociolog ...more

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Richard Botelho Writing takes time. Rare is the writer who simply writes and magical words and story flow effortlessly. Those are the literary masters and they are as…moreWriting takes time. Rare is the writer who simply writes and magical words and story flow effortlessly. Those are the literary masters and they are as rare as lottery winners. Most good writing results from hard work and effort. But it's true that the best writing results from passion. That passion, combined with diligence and commitment, leads to quality work the author is proud to produce. Now, most experts say to work on your craft. While true, it can lead to formulaic writing where everything in the category seems the same or very similar. So I would add to work on your craft, but be innovative and unique. (less)
Richard Botelho I am researching the nature of reality and whether a true reality can even be known. Quantum Mechanics suggests there is no objective reality and that…moreI am researching the nature of reality and whether a true reality can even be known. Quantum Mechanics suggests there is no objective reality and that everything is an illusion, that matter and energy only take a form when consciousness observes them. Put another way, consciousness creates reality. So if I can create a protagonist to solve that question, that could be an interesting novel.(less)
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Reason for Existence

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Leah's Way

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The Full Extent

The following is the Introduction from my upcoming book The Full Extent: An Inquiry into The Nature of Reality.

"Reality is not what it seems. In fact, far from it.

We share a common awareness of the world. That world we call reality. We see everything together. We keep the same time, meet the same schedules, obey the same laws, travel the same destinations, drive the same highways, and use the sa Read more of this blog post »
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