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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 #41 - I'm very old! Sept. 22, 2021

I GOT A VERY NICE SURPRISE EARLIER THIS WEEK!

This past Monday was a national holiday here in Japan: 敬老の日, Keirō no Hi, Respect for the Aged Day. My neighbor brought me a very special gift from the people of Tambasasayama, the traditional rural town where I live with my Japanese wife.

The treats were from the community and the very tasty sake was from the mayor. He even sent a letter of congratulations.

You see, I just turned 75 this summer, so I'm now officially one of those 'aged' persons who deserve everyone's respect. Yay!

I wrote a short story about it, which you can read HERE.Living in Japan is always full of surprises. There are 63 anecdotes and over 500 photos about life in this beautiful part of the world in my latest book, LIVE FROM JAPAN! 

Please join my adventure. I think you'll like it!

The Kindle version is available HERE

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