"Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains."

Scroll down to "Jeff's Books" for an eclectic selection of books


                              For information about (click on):

Trekking, Travel, & Mountaineering Expedition Planning

Basa Village Foundation (Jeff is president of the BVF)                                                                  

Programs, Classes, & Interviews                  

Writing Coaching and Midsummer Books Publishing

The Scientech Foundation of Indiana  (Jeff is president of the Foundation)  


Jeff's Books (click on title to view on Amazon): 

A Hitchhiker's Big Adventure: On the road from Indiana to Key West and New Orleans for Mardi Gras 1972 On the road in 1972 Jack meets gypsies, tramps, and thieves, Good Samaritans, and Jesus in a Ferrari. The book is the fictional memoir of an 18-year-old hitchhiking across the country in 1972. But it was inspired by the humorous, bizarre, and scary experiences I had hitchhiking from Goshen, Indiana to Key West and then to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, after dropping out of college for a term.

72 Wisdoms is a guidebook to enhance your spiritual, psychological, and philosophical health. The 72 Wisdoms cover 72 concerns all thinking people care about. The wisdoms are quotes which introduce particular topics of concern. They come from sources as diverse as Old Testament proverbs, ancient Greek and Roman aphorisms, Quaker values, a Beatles song, neuroscience, astrophysics, and memorable lines from classic flicks and TV shows. The topics covered range from ordinary, daily concerns to the deepest philosophical questions.

 A Pickleball Soap Opera: Love, Murder, and Pickleball is a romping good story about a romance that develops within a pickleball group, a mysterious murderer stalking the group, and a phenomenal pickleball player. Mixed into the story are the serious issues of coping with the loss of a loved one, finding meaning after retirement, and how soldiers are treated with PTSD.
America's Existential Crisis: Our Inherited Obligation to Native Nations is a historical journey and a road trip. Surprising stories of two ancestors of the author lead into the Plains Indian Wars, the 1830 Indian Removal Act, Trail of Death, and massacre of Wounded Knee. This history created an obligation of the USA to Native nations. The book proposes how it can be fulfilled. Book trailer at https://www.youtube.com/embed/K3gZf1XPWdo

Anarchist, Republican... Assassin; a political novel Jack Blair was a radical revolutionary, who transformed into a happily married businessman, father, and Republican. He lost everything during the pandemic lock-down and riots following George Floyd's murder. He blames Pres. Trump and wants revenge. Who will he target? [Author interview and reading https://youtu.be/3fk48TTMwQo]

You Have to Get Lost Before You Can Be Found is a memoir of suffering, grit, and love of the Himalayas and Basa Village. It is also a travelogue through the Himalayan region and a book about transitioning from a mere adventurer to a committed philanthropist doing culturally sensitive development in the Basa area of Nepal.

Island Adventures is an anthology of tales (with photographs) of adventures and spiritually challenging experiences on islands all across the world. 

Polarized! The Case for Civility in the Time of Trump Describes the historical and current reasons for and dangers of the toxic polarization of the US political culture and makes the case for a grassroots movement for civil discourse in social media.

Hero's Journey: John Ritter, the Chip Hilton of Goshen, Indiana; a Memoir is a meditation on what it means to be a hero and how the meaning has changed; a nostalgic memoir of childhood heroes, and an unauthorized biography of the 2d greatest athlete of Goshen, Indiana.  

Godless -- Living a Valuable Life beyond Beliefs The history of religious and political ideologies is bloody. Crusaders and Islamic-Jihadist terrorists divide the world into believers and heretics. Their propaganda has persuaded followers to torture and slaughter unbelievers. "Godless" proposes a cure for the pathology of fanatical religious beliefs and political ideologies using the wisdom gained in Nepal, from Quakers, and American Pragmatism.

False Prophet, a Legal Thriller is a murder mystery, a romance, and rant against the injustices of the legal system inspired by a case the author handled in his 30 years experience as a lawyer in Indy. 

MONSTERS OF THE MIDWAY 1969 - Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, Viet Nam, Civil Rights, and Football is historical fiction, a comedy, and a romance set at the University of Chicago. The narrative is about the struggle of the star of UChicago’s football team to cope with the cultural revolution on campus, a 2-year losing streak, and a girlfriend who hates football. Historical photos of Chicago, U of C, and Hyde Park are included.  

Pilgrimage: Sturgis to Wounded Knee and Back Home Again, a Memoir takes the reader on a motorcycle road trip without a bike.  The pathway to understanding the shared roots of all humanity led the author across the wide Pacific and to the summit of Himalayan peaks. Enjoy a ride of discovery to the source from whence we all come.  Book trailer on YouTube: "Pilgrimage" by Leila

Light in the Mountains -- Namaste, Rakshi, and Electricity in a Himalayan Village describes the development of my relationship with Basa Village and is a call for people in the West to gain the wisdom of communal connection I have learned from the Rai people of Nepal.    Light in the Mountains is a 2013 Gold Medalist for Best Book Cover, awarded by Authors dB.

Bringing Progress to Paradise: What I got from giving to a mountain village in Nepal An astounding adventure in the Himalayas becomes a critical reflection on the tangled relationships among tourists, "do-gooder" missionaries, and native people in "exotic" locales. It's also the story of the Basa Village Foundation. For a Buddhist perspective on the book: http://tinyurl.com/436jy8a 

Links to some of Jeff's published articles

-   A few of Jeff's Expeditions with Adventure GeoTreks:

        * Basa-Pokhara Lake District Philanthro-trek

        * Pikey-Basa Philanthro-trek

        * Basa-Mera Peak

 * Jiri-Pikey Peak-Basa-Phaplu

        * Kangel-Basa-Khumjung

        * Basa Village

        * Langtang-Helambhu

        * Khumbu-Gokyo                 

-  Our glorious welcome into Basa - YouTube   

        Podcast Interviews and Guest Blogs:

         Transform Your Third Chapter

          Backstory Sessions

          Write or Die

          Positive Talk with Kevin McDonald

          Catch the Story

          The Alonae Show

          Not Quite After Midnight

          Minddog TV

          Not Quite After Midnight

          Teatime with Miss Liz

          Lounge Lizard Liberal Podcast

          The Success Snap

          The Aloonae Show

          Mission Evolution Radio

          Your Lot and Parcel Podcast

          Goshen News

          Writers Connect

          Untold Sports

          Write or Die Podcast

          Super Power Network

          Backstory Sessions

          Off the Shelf Podcast

          The Jimbo Paris Show

          Laurence Siegel Writing Blog

          Transleadership Podcast

          Scientech Club

          Transleadership with Dr. Karen

          Let's Just Read

          Brumett's Conscious Blog

          Positive Talk Radio

          Minddog TV

          Down with Tyranny

          Wake Up with KC

          Teatime with Miss Liz

          Super Power Experts

          The Big Questions with Big John

          Off the Shelf Podcast

          Grief and Rebirth Podcast

          Indianapolis Peace & Justice Center

          Tea Time with Miss Liz

          Brummet's Consciousness Blog

          Pickleball Fire Magazine (pg. 31)

          Leap to Purpose

          Andy's Personal Development

          Backstory Sessions

          The Third Rail with Omar (return)

          The Third Rail with Omar

          500 Section Lounge

          Pickleball Fire

          BHP Book Club

          The Round Table Talk Show


          Brummet's Conscious Blog

          My Independece Report

          Minddog TV

          The Corporate Life

          Shock Your Potential

          The Journey is Real

          Minddog TV

          Tribe Builders

          Independent Voter News

          Shock Your Potential

          500 Section Lounge

          BHP Podio Book Club

          Simple Minded Sports

          Minddog TV

          The Hard Thing

          The Happiness Question

          Native Skin

          Minddog TV

          Off the Shelf Book Talk

          Author Groupie

          Thingz of that Nature

          Bookish Indulgences

          PressPlay Lifestyle Podcast

          Baltimore is Talking Live

          Inner Strength Podcast

          Guru Please

          Bookish Indulgences

          The Voice of Leadership

          NPR - WFYI All IN

          PressPlay Lifestyle Inspired Podcast

          High Frequency Healing

          Dr. Doug & Friends Radio


          Backstory Sessions

          Baltimore Talking



          Around the World


          Living & Thriving with Rustie

          Rock Your World Naturally

          Friends Journal

          NAN Sports Talk

          The George Espenlaub Show

          Baltimore Talking

          The Nobody Guide to Life

          Better Angels

          Sayin' it Plain

          Synchronized Chaos

          Tuck Magazine

          Friends Journal

          Hashing Out the Law

          Mature Preneur with Diana Todd-Banks


          The George Wilder Jr Show, Chicago

          TLb TV

          Spiritual Fizz

          Bucket List Travel Club 2

          Bucket List Travel Club 1

          SuperPower Experts

          The Art of the Matter

        The Art of the Matter

          Tuck Magazine

          Creative Magic

          Synchronized Chaos

          Free Will Life

          Independent Voter Network


          The Knowledge Show


          Hell Yes Life

          Unframe of Mind

          Living Unconventionally -2

          Living Unconventionally -1

          The Billionaire Lifestyle

          The Frederic Bye Show

          Burmmet's Conscious Blog

          Keeping the Nostalgia Alive

          Butterflies of Wisdom

          Different Strokes

          Creative Magic Unchained

          Chris Brake Show

          The Bright Side

          The Larry Stevenson Show


        Book Goodies

          Creative Magic Unchained! 

          Creating Positive Change

          Get it Together

          The Knowledge Show

          Authenticity Radio 2016 New Year Message

          Bucket List Travel Club

        Savino Veritas

          Empowerment Radio

          Sarcastic Sinners

          Who You Calling Old

          NSOL Radio

          Points of Inquiry

          Design Flaws

          Fire Your Mentor

          The Awesomeness Show

          Kovacs Perspective

        Fundraiser Solutions

        Spiritual Peak Center

        Authors Talk About It

        The Bucket List Life

        Living Life on Purpose

          Authenticity Radio

        The Humanist Hour

        You Read It Here First

        Morgen Bailey's Writing Blog

        Life's Issues with Lloyd Rosen

        SuperNova with Lena Ski

        Help! My Mid-Life Sucks!

        Kegal Eagle and the Coach

        Life Changing Insights

        The Bright Side with Tekneshia

        Magnificent Time Radio

        Do the Right Thing

        Real Talk with Hollywood Lee

        Do the Right Thing Right

        New Book Journal

        Who You Calling Old

        Bright Side with Tekneshia

        Life's Issues

        Life Changing Insights

        Synchronized Chaos

        Between the Lines



        Readers' Favorite

        UChicago Alumni Volunteer Leaders Lounge

        Shout! Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine

        Magnificent Time


        Triangle Variety Radio with Patrick Walters

        Conscious Discussions Talk Radio

        Indies Unlimited

        GARRIS & GAGZ Sports Talk radio

        Triangle Variety Radio

        Synchronized Chaos

        Real Money with David Holland

        Authenticity Radio

        George Espenlaub Show

        Beyond the Limits Magazine

        Triangle Variety Radio Show

        Attention Deficit Sports Disorder

        Seeds Born to Light

        Conscious Discussions Blog Talk Radio

        Source of Wealth

        Free Kindle Fiction

        Story Finds

        Novel Spaces

        Morgen Bailey's Writing Blog

        Indies Unlimited

        Kris Wampler's Blog

        Around the World Blog

        Authors Den

        Around the World Blog II

        Around the World Blog I