Shortly after I stumbled out of bed this morning at 0’dark thirty, tripping over Dorian Gray, my cat master, as I usually do, I got a message from Keith that his book Mereology: The Origins of Garlic Cures and the Art of Telling a Tale of Ragout was finally published.
I say “finally” because he was working on it back when we first met, I don’t know how long ago—long enough to have still been on MySpace, if memory serves—back in the dark ages of the Internet. Ha! Cue some reading and commenting and revising, after which Keith disappeared for quite some time.
Now I know why! 🙂
So, I’m happy—and decidedly proud—to introduce you to Keith and his philosophical tome. From Bird Dog Books:
“Mereology: The Origins of Garlic Cures and the Art of Telling a Tale of Ragout” is scientific journalism of philosophical proportions that entertains and informs layman while providing a method for scientists to use in understanding the “proto-concepts” underscoring their own theories; thus opening an awareness to “where”, “when”, “how” and “why” scientists have arrived at the questionable time and space in which they (and we) are all now living. As a delivery device, humorous life experiences as well as tragic, tasty metaphors and toothsome examples, as are befitting a Tale of Ragout are used to bring forth meaning in the difficult to understand “proto-concepts.”
The life stories narrating the “Tale of Ragout” push, with speeds reaching well beyond that of light particles, the reader along with tales of amputation, murder, poisonings, mafia dealings, nuthouse internment, skateboarding, cross country bicycle tours, conspiracy-theories-come-true, indiscriminate sexual encounters and punk rock.
Don’t let the academic and philosophical bent fool you. Keith tells a helluva story—in this case multiple stories—with intelligence, irreverence, and an infectious Punk Rock spirit.
Signing off with, as Keith says, “Garlic be praised!”