When I was eight, I discovered the wonderful world of story. Bored one hot summer day, I picked up a tattered copy of Daniel Defoe’s “Robinson Crusoe” and my life was forever changed. Reading was no longer something a well-meaning adult made me do. It became a lifetime choice.

Like many readers, I knew I had a creative force inside of me that hungered for free expression. My inner voice whispered for me to write wondrous stories for the next generation. Even though I have taken the long route to fulfillment, my first book Naked Tao has finally been published and the second, Naked Chi, is close at hand.

Chi is the energy or life force that surrounds us…that is us. The use of the term “Naked” means it is out in the open. Our life force, the essence of who we are, is out in the open.
Naked Chi
So dear friends, here is a small excerpt from the “Naked Chi” to honor our dreams:

“There was a self-possessed air about her that seemed regal to me. At first I assumed she was a leader, but when I shifted my gaze to the small crowd that formed behind her, I could see they were not followers. None of them showed any sign they were the subjects of a master. How extraordinary, I thought, each and every one of them is clearly in charge of themselves.”

Peace out,

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As long as Robert can remember, he wanted to be a writer. Like many young people who are called to a creative life, he had to contend with well-meaning friends and family members who discouraged it. While Robert spent most of his career as a successful attorney, he never forgot his dream. In the meantime, he pursued many other interests and was fortunate enough to have some amazing adventures. One of those interests was martial arts. He spent many years studying and teaching Chinese Internal Martial Arts. Robert promised his teacher he would someday write that book he always wanted to write and began to develop a story idea that pitted a young lawyer/martial artist against a powerful pharmaceutical company in a conflict over a miracle cure. The hero wants to insure the cure is freely available to everyone, but powerful enemies want to suppress it. The Nostrum Conspiracy is Robert’s second book. His first book, Naked Tao, breaks a few rules.

Robert has been blessed with an amazing life and it just keeps getting better. He lives in Louisville with his beautiful wife and children. "Bad Bob" is a tongue-in-cheek nick name bestowed upon him by his co-workers when he showed up at his law firm one day on a new Harley. Robert is a martial arts master and has taught over 600 students.

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