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About the Book

This book is a creative, eclectic compilation that blends together fiction and non-fiction in the forms of narrative and poetry. The blending in this book covers a range of ideas and topics, such as: agriculture, climate change, the “corporament,” depression, economics, elite-centered US hegemony, family ties, forgiveness, freedom, galactic/global conspiracy, GMOs, health, identity, love, nuclear questions, peace, politics, poverty, profanity, relationships, religion, science, 11 September 2001, sexuality, spirituality, sustainability, terrorism, violence, water, and war. Through those concepts Irucka offers his own personal observations and reflections as he continues to question the nature of Reality that we experience. In addition to his thoughts, Irucka has included 23 pages of print resources that will help you wake up and get up from your slumber.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii
Dedication xii
Preface xiv
Volume 1: The Early Years (The Square Years): 1993 - 1997 1
A dedication to someone special (Original) 2
A dedication to someone special (Revised) 4
Love 6
Just For You 7
Phyllis Wheatley Peters 8
On Being Insane 9
Candy 10
A Ghetto Tale 11
A Walk Through the Forest 18
Un paseo a través el bosque 19
The Lover’s Death 21
Volume 2: The Middle Years: 1998 - 2004 43
That Which is Within (Original) 44
Untitled: That Which is Within (Revised) 48
Untitled: Speakable contemplations about Detroit experiential 52
Untitled: Poesía en a different tunor 55
Untitled: Questioning the War Against the People of Iraq 60
Untitled: Inter- or In- dependence of People 62
Untitled: Peace and not the “War on Terrorism” after 11 September 2001 66
Familial Vibrations 68
Untitled: Questioning in tha Dream World 71
Nightmarish vision 93
A tour of the Empire 94
Warfare for the Future 101
Attack of the ... 102
Dreamin’ anew 106
Rumblings for the children 108
Fixability in a Brokable Fashionablement 110
Reflections on that which did not exist 111
Veritable emotional Quest 113
Sexual sensationality 114
Reflective Motherly vibrations 115
Magnificantlyness of Industrial Hemp 116
11 September: in Retrospection 118
Untitled: Us versus Them or People Screwing over Other People 119
Untitled: Did I say sexually frustrated? 124
Untitled: Alone and Angry? 128
Life in the Barrel 164
Untitled: Why I Chose Homeopathy 173
Untitled: 2004 Post Selection Thoughts 175
Untitled: Who am I? 178
Untitled: Religion ≠ Spirituality 189
Volume 3: The Great Years: 2005 - 2014 200
Untitled: Celebratory Uncles in tha mornin’ dew of Life 201
Untitled: Climate Strange 206
Untitled: Prosaically delineating fortuitous gifts of virtue in a familial tonality 214
Rosacreatius 218
Untitled: Apologetically Urse 219
Momentous Musings in an Opinely Fabulent E-scale flatly G 223
Nucleated residues isotopically inundated in ounces of bull**** 225
Letting all the f****** juices hang out 227
Untitled: Controlled thoughts of random interactions 229
Untitled: The Sunset in Her Eyes 253
Myths in 2009 and Hopes for the Future 254
Say Goodbye to Poverty 260
Ending Food Deserts 262
Health for All of Us 263
Water for Life 264
Afterword 266
Appendix 272
Resourcical (R]Evolutionary Tacticals 273

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Pagination xvi, 296p.
Number of pages 312
Dimensions 8.26 x 5.83 x 0.75 inches
Weight 1.16 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library OL25441276M
ISBN 10 0-9914994-0-9
ISBN 13 978-0-9914994-0-3
LC Control Number 2014901620
Goodreads 21818452

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