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Evan P. Schneider

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Evan P. Schneider is the author of A Simple Machine, Like the Lever and the founding editor of Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac. He is a graduate of the English departments at Colorado State University and the University of Rhode Island and has received fellowships from KHN Center for the Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission. Born in New Mexico and raised in Colorado, Schneider now lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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A Simple Machine, Like the ...

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The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
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"The gnostic declares that 'this, therefore, is the true testimony: when man knows himself...he will be saved.' Only those who have come to recognize that they have been living in ignorance, and learn to release themselves by discovering who they are ...more
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Beyond Belief by Elaine Pagels
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"We have a latent capacity within our hearts and minds that links us to the divine—not in our ordinary state of mind but when this hidden capacity awakens."
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The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
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"To use the mind as it's all too commonly used, on the kind of things that it's usually used on, is about as inefficient and inappropriate as using a magic sword to open up a can of beans."
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French Exit by Patrick deWitt
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Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion
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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
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The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
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The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
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