The Salvation Shuffle
About the Book
I wrote Salvation Shuffle around 1978-9 mostly in Portland, Oregon. A little up in Seattle, Washington. It is the finale of a set of four books of poetry (pages) that I wrote in Oregon during my undergraduate years, and shortly thereafter. My explorations of eastern religions wells up and then fades away over the course of the set of books. Salvation Shuffle also exhausts my poetry. Book Four is actually the end of the whole phenomenon. Since about 1980 I only can write prose. Many famous people have perished trying too hard to “break on through to the other side.” I count my blessings.
About the Author
I was born in Oregon. But Dad got drafted so we lived at the various navy bases on the west coast (USA). I have 5 siblings. Camp Pendleton was a lot of fun for a bunch of Navy brats. I attended East Bremerton High School and Goethe Gymnasium in Regensburg, Germany as an AFS exchange student. I attended Portland State University earning a B.S. (Biology), an M.A.T. (Biology), a B.A. (Psychology) and a M.S.T. (Chemistry). I taught high school science in Portland, Oregon and some time in Honduras. I tried medical school several years but quit that. Now I am retired and only work part time.