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Anthony J. Gerst, is an author/columnist and activist. He resides near the confluence of the Iowa and Mississippi Rivers. His favorite author, Mark Twain, was an editor for the Muscatine Journal near where he lives. Mr. Gerst has offered musings, on whether the massive oaks on his property, were once shade trees for the adventurist and wandering young Aldo Leopold. Mr. Leopold being considered the creator of the modern environmental movement.

He started writing letters to the editor in 1983. In this time, he has been printed on five continents and in various papers across the continental United States. "Ghosts of the Erie Canal," is being reissued spring 2016. His second book "The HAARP Letters (A Climate Changing Reality) was released in Feb. 2016. A third book "Sasquatch Must Die" is a short story and acts a preclude to the above mentioned novella.

From early childhood he expressed an interest in politics. He currently reads Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy Magazine, The Wilson Quarterly and Scietific American on a regular basis. Since early this century his attention has been drawn toward environmental activism. His column, Earth Line in the now closed Galesburg Zephyr was first created to address the issues of Global Warming and climate change.

Many people, who have read his works in various social communities, have remarked upon his philosophy of writing.
Writing to Mr. Gerst is a challenge, an art form of expression. However, beyond this, his view on writing is: if he can challenge one reader to question their opinions, then he as writer has succeded. Why? Because he has made them challenge their own comfort zone.


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Platon.jpg: Plato teaching by the heuristic method. Wednesday, March 9, 2016 (18 comments)     

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Reform Public Education: Classically A look at to revamp public education with the concept of creating a more civic-minded society.

Donald_Trump.jpg: Donald Trump Sunday, February 28, 2016 (3 comments)     

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The Trump Syndrome A look at the appeal of outsiders in this Presidential election cycle.

Transcendent creativity, perhaps? Thursday, April 16, 2015 (8 comments)     

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The Universal Gaia Concept: Where to begin? A continuation of The Unified Theology of One, this entry deals with the concept of the Divine. It focuses on the concept that the Divine is both immanent in and transcendent to all of the created realms.

Gaia Friday, March 13, 2015 (10 comments)     

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God's not Dead, She Evolved. A personal look at redefining the Divine, via Unified Theory, Greek mythology and indigenous beliefs.

Replace Insecure https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5557/14774186537_1f503abb27_n.jpg Thursday, August 21, 2014 (5 comments)     

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Gaian Principle & Environmental Epistemology A look at why we need an epistemology of environmental ethos, yesterday.

Deep impact we as a species are creating our own deep impact. Saturday, August 16, 2014 (24 comments)     

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Shifting from a Patriarchal to an Earth Centric Paradigm A look at how society is shifting from Abrahamic religion supported Patriarchy toward an Earth First philosophical outlook.

Thursday, July 18, 2013     

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Homo Sapiens Suicidal Pact A look at epic epoch changes.

Saturday, September 8, 2012 (1 comments)     

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Obama and Romney: The Hearts and Souls of two Centrists A testament to Christian Evangelicals for endorsing Mitt Romney.

Monday, August 13, 2012 (2 comments)     

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Helping Hands: A brief look at Corporate tyranny in America today.

Sunday, July 24, 2011 (34 comments)     

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Debt Ceiling Repercussions A speculative look at what will happen if we fail to raise the debt ceiling.

Thursday, May 5, 2011 (2 comments)     

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National Symbolism & National Security: A brief look at what corporatism is doing to our nation.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 (1 comments)     

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A Prognosticated Future Vs. Blind Man's Buff A look at the infrastructure problems facing the nation and a means to address these concerns without adding trillions to the deficit.

Monday, October 18, 2010 (10 comments)     

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Death Becomes the Poor: A quote showing what real conservatism is and facts showing were todays right align agaisnt it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (1 comments)     

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Consolidated Capital: A look at reducing the size of government without eliminating entitlement programs. A means to accomplish the reduction of the two-party system stranglehold upon America and a viable means for balancing state budgets.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 (1 comments)     

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The Parties Key, Tea not on Menu: This is a look at an example of mistaken right wing conceptions. A listing of accomplishments from the current 111 congress and a statement as to why we should stay the course.

Monday, October 4, 2010 (3 comments)     

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The Parties Key, Tea not on Menu A look at what the 111 congress has accomplished and commentary on our choices this election cycle.

Saturday, September 25, 2010 (5 comments)     

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Educational Reform: Liberal Arts the Missing Component A look at extending our basic educational system by two years with the focus being upon Liberal Arts training.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 (6 comments)     

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T'Nation or not T'Nation (That tis the Query) A discussion on the Tea Party movement and whether they will develope a platform.