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The Plague: Civilization’s Near Self-Destruction

The Plague: Civilization’s Near Self-Destruction

A cautionary tale of our need to evolve as a species.


In the near future, a terrifying, lethal plague of global proportions arrives. People start dropping like flies. Nothing can stop it. The streets are littered with corpses. Panic reigns. An investigative reporter sets out to find the cause. He interviews scores of experts in various fields. In time, a cause is discovered. By then, one-third of earth’s population has been killed off. Who’s next? What now? As abruptly as it began, the plague stops. The six billion people left, unharmed, are frightened. How will they live, now? What effect will this devastating catastrophe have on their way of life? Much to everyone’s surprise, life goes on. Not life as we have traditionally known it, but a new, different way of living. Money, career, war, medicine, politics, and education are but a few of the many areas of our life transformed since the plague. Cautiously adjusting at first, then quicker, seizing the new world order gets easier and easier. Can we relax and enjoy? Are we home free? Are there more surprises waiting in the wings?

About the Author:
Don has been happily married since 1976. He was an artist for 34 years and exhibited his artwork at 3 New York City Art Galleries and the Heckscher Art Museum. He spent 8 years teaching Art & Design at East Carolina University, McNeese State University, Suffolk County Community College. He was a guest lecturer at Stony Brook University on “Hyperspace—A Visual Introduction to the 4th Dimension”.

In 1985, he received a grant from The Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation for his work combining art & mathematics, with his “Quantum Pictures”. He has written about spirituality and stress relief since 1971. He is the author of 9 books. 10 years successfully teaching his “Six-Step Path” at College of Central Florida Sr. Center, MTP College, and The Lifelong Learning College in The Villages, FL. He has taught his unique brand of meditation to over 2,000 people, who subsequently achieved a level of inner peace. Don has written for Yahoo Voices,, and His writings have been published in various magazines and books.

He has written the following 6 books — An End to Stress – spirituality and self-help; The Plague – sci-fi cautionary tale; Near Death in the Gila National Forest – a memoir; The Side Job – a novel of a female assassin; The Writers Bloc Club – an anthology of prose & poetry; Frosty the Soulman – an illustrated children’s book.

He has 3 YouTube videos — “The Grassroots Manifesto”, “Creativity Manifesto”, “Spirituality Manifesto”

He created and developed “Pyramoids” – an energy-efficient building system, and taught this system at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. One of his “Pyramoid” designs was accepted and juried in The World Trade Center Memorial Competition.

He has taught his “Six-Step Path” for stress reduction for the past 12 years, at Del Webb and 3 local colleges.

Articles and Poems —,, Yahoo Voices, Florida Writers Magazine, Journal of Creative Writers Notebook, The Daily Sun, The Stress Blog on Deeper Meditation, Horizon Magazine, Mark Miller’s One, What is love – Diane Sikel, Fifty is the New Fifty – Steve Winston The Speaker Anthology – Shields & Gustavson, The Florida Writer, The Boomer Cafe Book Fairs — Authors Day Expo – Ocala Headquarters Library, 2012 Local Authors Day – Lady Lake Library, 2012 Authors Day – MTP College, Ocala, 2014 Authors Expo, Laurel Manor, The Villages, 2014


The Plague: Civilization’s Near Self-Destruction


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