Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Am I Alone In The World? my new novel

 Since Harry released his memoir it looks like my new novel, Am I Alone In The World? has no chance of being #1.

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Monday, January 16, 2023

A review of my new novel.

  Great Science Fiction with a Philosophical Twist!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 10, 2023
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AM I ALONE IN THE WORLD? is a cleverly written story that engages the reader at several levels. It’s a provocative, mind-bending novel about existence in a world filled with uncertainty. As the story unfolds, the main character “I” finds him or herself alone, struggling to make sense of a planet in disarray. Much to the character’s good fortune, a library is discovered that allows “I” to revel in the thoughts and lives of others throughout history. This mysterious setting serves as a vehicle to transport “I” (and the reader) into imaginary worlds filled with enchantment and meaning. It’s a formula where possible worlds of all types can be explored. This engaging style pulls the reader right into the struggle of the “I” in all of us. I highly recommend this book for its entertainment value and also the underlying philosophical thread that provokes deeper thought.  


 

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Am I Alone In The World?

 I experienced a fair amount of anxiety and plenty of melancholic moments writing this new novel. The feeling of possibly being alone in the world and all the questions that raised, inside the story, started to freak me out. Uncertainty about the present and the future of the Earth and humanity due to climate chaos and other serious threats, as recounted in the book, made me realize to an even greater degree my own precarity, outside of it.

https://www.amazon.com/Am-Alone-World-Gregory-Laughery/dp/1938367693/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2N2JJW2W20H4O&keywords=gregory+laughery&sprefix=laughery%2Caps%2C525&sr=8-2 


 

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

Thoughts and New Novel - Am I Alone In The World?

Over the years many of us may have experienced a hermeneutical change of perspective concerning God and the biblical stories. Does God really exist and do the biblical accounts offer a reliable representation of God? When it comes to such questions, responses can often hang in the balance, fluctuating between the ‘possible’ and the ‘impossible.’ Perhaps, this is as it should be. Who knows? By the way, that question is a constant refrain in my new novel, Am I Alone In The World? You gotta read this one and please give me feedback if you do.

 

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

New Novel - Am I Alone In The World?

 My new novel has just been released and is starting to be stocked in bookstores and online. Am I Alone In The World? is a gripping genre defying story about the present/future context and what might happen if we don't we address climate chaos and other issues that threaten Earth and our survival. Or is it already too late? You gotta read this one!

 


https://www.amazon.com/Am-Alone-World-Gregory-Laughery/dp/1938367693/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2N2JJW2W20H4O&keywords=gregory+laughery&sprefix=laughery%2Caps%2C525&sr=8-2

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Friday, December 9, 2022

New Novel - Am I Alone In The World?

My new novel has been released and is now available!


  New Novel

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

NEW BOOK

My new novel Am I Alone in the World? is coming soon. This book is fiction! If you read it, hope you connect with 'I' who is possibly alone in the world and desperately trying to find out what's going on. Who knows for sure? Part of 'I's' adventurous journey in doing this will be numerous freaky encounters with the fantastic and paranormal, and the discovery of stories, poems, and shelter in a dilapidated library.

 


 

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NEW BOOK!

 

Hello Friends,
I have missed your posts, photos, and comments. Since I have not been around here for a long time, many of you have asked what I'm up to. Well, lots of things, but one of the highlights is that after several years, including taking some time away from the blog, I have now completed writing a novel. Am I Alone in the World? is a gripping genre defying tale about a protagonist "I" who might be any of us and is apparently alone - in the world. What happened, if anything? Nobody seems to be around. Climate chaos, famine, war, and pandemic set the scene for ....... .


The book should be released sometime in November.

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Monday, October 25, 2021

Reflection for the Week - October 25

Like a vanishing footprint in a desert sandstorm, the mastery of memories escapes our tenacious grasp. We’re always reaching for more than is available. Remembering is something like groping for distant horizons, not attaining crystal clear perceptions. I'd wager memory is made up of impressions, stamps, and traces and can be pictured as a sort of porous container that retains something like shadows and/or reflections.

 

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Reflection for the Week - October 18

We don’t regularly see deep, but more often shallow reality. It’s probably a good thing deep reality escapes our gaze (cells, molecules, atoms, etc.), since this would weigh us down and make it much more difficult to navigate our way around within ourselves, towards others, and in the world. So, is reality hidden from us? – I’d wager it depends on which reality we’re talking about. What is reality?

 

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Reflection for the Week - October 11

On the topic of Divine Action many claim that science has become the determinative informer for if, when, and how DA occurs. They argue this is inappropriate and that the theological informer must be primary. Yet, I would wager that indeed some have attempted to go that direction, but find the theological void so significant that they have re-turned to science for help in understanding the world. So, it’s not as if theology has not previously been the chief consideration; it has, but it has been found lacking, hence the almost default preference has become the scientific informer. Yet, this does not leave theology adrift when it comes to DA, it just means that it has to be refigured from its ancient context if it is to make any sense in today’s world.

 

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Living Spiritual Rhythms - October 6

Imagination is a fascinating topic of interest and debate today. The deeply significant issues of the real and the unreal have never been as evident as in our own cultural context. Discerning between fact and fantasy, objectivity and subjectivity in our post-modern setting, means we have to deal with a new blurring of categories, which may threaten older precision crafted paradigms and previously settled ways of thinking. So be it. Engaging the challenges of ancient, modern, and post-modern thought, for better or worse, calls for a reassessment of the role of imagination in our understanding of God, ourselves, and the world. That which has been previously assumed to be real or unreal may not be the case.

 

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Living Imagination

What’s your take on imagination? Do you see it as opening up creative possibilities or fraught with dangerous fantasies? If you’re interested in how various poets, philosophers, and theologians over many centuries have pictured this mysterious, yet essential part of being human and what my assessment is, check out this book, now 60% off, Living Imagination. Who am I and What is Real?

https://www.amazon.com/Living-Imagination-Who-What-Real/dp/1938367294/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1499688279&sr=1-1&keywords=laughery

 


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Monday, October 4, 2021

Reflection for the Week - October 4

Evolution seems to pose significant problems for traditional interpretations of early Genesis (literal six days creation, A&E, fall, etc.). Instead of trying to fit God in, it’s probably a good move to take God out of evolution. What to believe about God will then have to be considered without including God in nature. Such a move and its effects on developing belief will be challenging and place some ancient pictures of God and the world in jeopardy. The biblical writers, for example, know very little about nature and thus describe God and creation from their own quite limited context, whereas in our contemporary setting we know bits and pieces more. I’d wager we need a new plot to the story; one that negotiates a complicated alliance between science and theology where both have a voice, sometimes louder, sometimes softer, depending on the subject matter at hand.     

 

 

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