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John Rachel

John Rachel

Los Angeles, California

John Rachel has a B. A. in Philosophy, has traveled extensively, is a songwriter and music producer, and has written 13 books. He cooks everyday for his Japanese wife.

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John Rachel has a B. A. in Philosophy, has traveled extensively, is a songwriter and music producer, and an evolutionary humanist. He has spent his life trying to resolve the intrinsic clash between the metaphysical purity of Buddhism and the overwhelming appeal of narcissism.

He is author of nine novels, three non-fiction political books, and one creative non-fiction fantasy/travel/cookbook, as well as hundreds of articles, short stories, and poems. Currently in development is a new novel set in Africa, and an American satire on the self-help crazes of the 80s and 90s.

Author Rachel has explored or lived in thirty-four countries since leaving America August of 2006. He now lives in a quiet, traditional, rural Japanese community, where he finds infinite delight in the ringing of temple bells three times a day by monks at a local Shinto shrine. These days he is mostly immersed in good vibrations.
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Update #26 - Pandas and cherry blossoms! April 5, 2021

Spring in Japan is amazing!

My wife has become fascinated with pandas. If I'm not mistaken, there are eight pandas in Japan. We went to see three in Wakayama, then Tan Tan who lives in Kobe.

You can watch a video of him on my Facebook page.

This past week the cherry blossom trees came into full bloom. They're EVERYWHERE, lining the streets, the banks of the rivers, as far as the eye can see! And at night around Sasayama Castle, they light the area with hundreds of lanterns, people stroll, throw out blankets and eat a late dinner. Truly incredible!

I make no apologies. My life here is great!

You can join me from the comfort of your reading chair, with LIVE FROM JAPAN!

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