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November 15, 2012

Conspiracies, Lies, Katrina, and Sandy: Envision This Interviews Author RP Siegel

By Burl Hall

Envision This! will be interviewing author RP Siegel, author of the wonderful book, Vapor Trails. The show will be at 8:00 on Wed 11/14/12. It will be archived for your convenience.


ENVISION THIS...Leaders who are BOTH lovers of nature AND successful in business!

At 8:00PM on November 14, 2012, Envision This! will be interviewing

Since this was entered late, not to worry.  The show will be archived for your listening convenience.   

RP (Bob) Siegel, author, inventor, engineer, and founder of Rain Mountain LLC not only envisions but also embodies this. We encountered him through his novel, VAPOR TRAILS, which exposes intrigue at the highest corporate level, which unravels when one senior executive defects from the dark conspiracy in order to escape from the burdens of his past, regain self-respect and open himself to the potential of a new love. This sweeping story, that crisscrosses the planet at a feverish pace, is grounded in carefully researched science. Burl and Merry both found it a compelling read.

However, Bob also has his feet and his writing talents firmly grounded in technology. His recent articles include among others: Is There Really Such A Thing As Green Fracking? And Wastewater Treatment Plant to Produce Electricity From Fuel Cells

Bob writes, "we have been progressing and progressing for centuries, but doing so in the absence of any kind of guiding principle other than that of making progress. Is progress then an end in itself, or is it a means to an end? As we have been gaining more and more control over our environment, it is as if we are transforming our entire planet into this extraordinary vehicle, to which every generation is adding new features, but somewhere along the way, the question of exactly "where do we want to go," has gotten lost in the details of production, efficiency, and lest we forget, maximization of profits.. This tunnel-vision proliferated, largely because individuals got rewarded for maintaining their little piece, which met their needs, while no one took responsibility for overseeing the emerging big picture."

RP Siegel is an author and inventor whose passion runs along literary, environmental, and technological lines. His publications include business and technical articles as well as the recent sustainability novel, Vapor Trails, his third, co-authored with Roger Saillant. He is a Professional Engineer. A prolific inventor with 44 patents, RP is also President of Rain Mountain LLC and is the Founder and Executive Director of Cool Rochester, a non-profit agency devoted to reducing the carbon footprint of Rochester, New York by one billion pounds by 2012.Follow RP Siegel on Twitter http://twitter.com/RPSiegel

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Submitters Bio:

Burl is an avid writer and publishes to OpEd News. He is author of "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature." As of this writing, Burl is planning to self-publish the book. Alongside his wife, Burl co-hosts an on line radio show that seeks to give voice to visionaries of a just, sustainable and equitable future. The show is called "Envision This!". Burl's primary passion is in the unity of world religions to science and the holographic nature of the universe in which the part mirrors the whole. Burl has a master's degree in counseling psychology. He is currently retired from work that involved helping families with problem behaviors in their adolescents. From a larger systems issue perspective, this work helped to save the state money by keeping kids in the home. The work Burl did with these kids helped him to consolidate a long felt intuition that the sociopathic behaviors of criminals, both adults and children, mirror the criminality of the primary system. This helped to reinforce Burl's interest in the holographic theory of physicist David Bohm as well as the neurologist Karl Pribram. Both of these men came up with the holographic theory independent of each other (yes, the did meet). IN essence, the theory states the part mirrors the whole. As such, Burl will often say that how a fetus builds itself in the womb via the interactions of the parts, then so does the Earth. Indeed, as far as the Earth is concerned, this is the primary thesis of James Lovelock.

Burl's job in writing is to try and flesh out this holographic pattern. In addition to writing Sophia's Web, Burl has written fiction. He has a fictional book titled "Mermaiden's Tale" which is about a love affair between a man and a woman who wind up being on a different planet because the the Earth was being destroyed by the actions of the corporations and the government. Burl also writes poetry. He is torn about publishing because poetry to him is highly organic and evolves constantly. Thus, Burl's best works are those written several years ago which have been changed over the years. This brings us to Burl's basic message: Consistency is change. Everything in the universe is evolving in relationship to everything else. More than that, each one of us sparks an evolution on this planet in our being. Perhaps the best way to put this is that everything is in relationship to everything. To use a simple example, as I type, I breathe out carbon dioxide, which the trees breathe in. The trees then breathe out oxygen which we breathe in. The planet specifically and the universe in general is one system that is maintained in diversity. Could this be why the universe is comprised of "uni" or oneness and "verse" signifying versatile? Or, as the saying goes, "all for one and one for all."