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Waiting for Civilization: Meditations and Adventures in Reverence for Life

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Civilization exists, right? After all, humans have walked on the Moon and sent robotic rovers to Mars. But Arik Bjorn argues that humanity has only just begun taking baby steps toward Civilization. Otherwise, there would be far more advances in global food programs and virtually no public sacrifices of zoo giraffes and Parisian cartoonists.

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Paperback, First, 226 pages
Published January 2016 by Viking Word
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I relate to these essays. Lottery #75 I selected doing my time in the Air Force turning wrenches. Near misses to Vietnam twice I would spend 16 months in Thailand leaving behind a new bride. When the time came for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan I couldn't support them. Just as Vietnam was a folly so was these other excuses to kill the "others". As a history major, confronting the hard things of the past should provide insight on actions today.
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Arik Bjorn is a novelist, essayist, and poet, but most of all, a dedicated father. He enjoys French silk pie as well as a quality shot of bourbon. His writing explores such themes as the Problem of Pain and building Civilization--or at least humanity's efforts to-date.

He has eight books available on on Goodreads and Amazon, including his first novel, "The Prodigal" (2020). "The Prodigal" took 25 y

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