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[As we continue our forced march to the end of this road – The Big Road – we are reminded again of the legacy entrusted us by our forebears of the mid-late Neolithic period.  Storage of grain surpluses in the ancient Near East led us into a real sticky wicket, from which we are finding it extremely taxing trying to dis-entangle ourselves. But the surpluses also bore along with them a new mode of consciousness, tied to the elaboration of written symbols, lists to account for the supplies kept by the king and his court, and whatever was to be distributed to the working plebes.  So let us have Ken tell us in his own words, where this turn of events has taken us, and what we may expect in return.] – kC

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With a doctorate in religious studies from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, Sandy had a ten-year academic career, with appointments at University of Virginia and the Colorado School of Mines. He spent the next twenty years in executive ranks at several of America’s largest international firms, including Computer Sciences Corporation, Ernst & Young, and General Electric. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, as well as parts of Eurasia and Africa. For the past five years Sandy has been living in Western Siberia with his wife and young child, teaching at the Pedagogical University and the Altai Institute for Law and Economics in Barnaul, Russia. Published works include VERONIKA: The Siberian's Tale (a novel), (Islands Press 2011) Apocalypse Of The Barbarians: Inquisitions On Empire (Islands Press, 2010), The Recovery of Ecstasy: Notebooks From Siberia (Booksurge, 2009), Recollective Resolve: A Phenomenological Understanding of Time and Myth (Mercer University Press, 1987), Ethical Decisionmaking Styles (Addison-Wesley Press, 1986), and Gandhi in the Postmodern Age: Issues in War and Peace (CSM Press,1984).
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