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Samuel Winburn

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Samuel Winburn has spent a very long period of time writing Ten Directions, his debut novel.

He was born and raised in Alaska before relocating to Western Australia two decades ago. He, therefore, has had the privilege of inhabiting both Ends of the Earth. He has been active in the development of the profession of Environmental Accounting through his work building a successful environmental accountancy, teaching at local university, and co-founding the Australian national professional organisation in that field. He is especially grateful to have been an instigator for a United Nations award winning non-profit to empower local school kids to become climate leaders.

Samuel has been attempting to practice Buddhism since he was a teenager,
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Samuel Winburn I've always written from the time I could first write. This is likely a karmic disposition from my last life who was quite a prolific author in his…moreI've always written from the time I could first write. This is likely a karmic disposition from my last life who was quite a prolific author in his time. So this habit has always been there. A better question would be, "what inspired you to write something for publication?" The answer to that question is that I felt that there was a story missing from our Time, and when it occurred to me what that story was I felt compelled to write it. That story portrayed a potential future that held to a Middle Way between Star Trek and a Mad Max Apocalypse, while tipping its hat to both. A future where our greatest challenge is not to change the world, but rather to allow change in ourselves.(less)
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“Neptune rose and Neptune set in the skylight above. Kalsang's tears collected on his cheeks and evaporated in a steady cycle. He sat for a long time, breathing in darkness, breathing out light. This was his true family, a universe of Dear Ones suffering purposelessly. He would not abandon them.”
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“The small circumstances of our lives continue on, scrambled by the inevitable decay of memory into lonely parcels - like misdirected love letters cherished more for what they represent than for what they were. Yet, despite our faulty memories, we do not achieve our escape. We remain imprisoned within these moments. And so we suffer.”
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“If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy.”
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“The small circumstances of our lives continue on, scrambled by the inevitable decay of memory into lonely parcels - like misdirected love letters cherished more for what they represent than for what they were. Yet, despite our faulty memories, we do not achieve our escape. We remain imprisoned within these moments. And so we suffer.”
Samuel Winburn

“Neptune rose and Neptune set in the skylight above. Kalsang's tears collected on his cheeks and evaporated in a steady cycle. He sat for a long time, breathing in darkness, breathing out light. This was his true family, a universe of Dear Ones suffering purposelessly. He would not abandon them.”
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