Coming in Fall, 2017
The Loka Review will begin publication in Fall, 2017. In the meantime, enjoy our books and pamphlets!
Gary is a veteran of the Marine Corps, a former on-air personality at both WBEY and WVBK, a saloon manager, a sailboat racer and proud father and husband, uses books to challenge the reader’s prejudices and force a fresh look at how things are by re-examining how they came to be – in their world and in their own lives.
“Hitler’s Radio Drama” explores the role of fear and anger played, quite literally on the radio, in the lead-up to the Second World War – and uses this as the means to explore the role fear and anger plays in our own lives, and how to manage that anger.
“Mocha Dick” turns the classic “Moby Dick” on its head by exploring the primary documents of the whaling era. By re-examining the amazing self- sacrifice of the actual whale who inspired the classic novel through the lens of modern understanding, a new concept of heroism and our society’s increasing connection with nature is revealed.
“The Inventor of the Doggy Door” shows how Sir Isaac Newton’s patient love for his pets present context of his scientific method, the development of calculus, and other significant contributions. The reader learns to apply scientific methods to understand the man who invented them better. Similarly,
“Saint Florian” seeks the origin of the modern Fire Department by re-discovering the reasons Florian became the world’s first
Firefighter to inspire similar heroism in the reader.
And his “Ugly Truth of Nursery Rhymes” dissects popular nursery rhymes to understand the oral history they contain – and learn why it was so important children remember the sometimes gruesome lessons of the past.