I'm Alan. You may have found me by accident or your curiosity has been aroused after reading one of my books, and you just want to know what I look like. So here's a picture of me at the summit of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, on the 26th August 2014.
My next work "Three Men And A Goat" a comedy travel adventure, based in Nepal based on the experiences of the writer Casper James Amos , is to be published in autumn 2014, will coincide with the Festival of Gadhimai, Bariyapur, Nepal.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Have a Happy Day! When you're happy someone else will be too!
A Personal View - August 2014
From a human perspective, the world as we know it is crisis. Every day we turn on the news or pick up a newspaper there is some terrible story of death and destruction, fear and violence, sex crimes and crimes against humanity But my question to you is "has it not always been?"
For as long as Man has walked the earth, he has caused misery for himself, his fellow Man, the other inhabitants of the planet, and even the planet itself. Why? In my view, the human being, Homo Sapiens, has been running on automatic pilot, fuelled only by his primal desires, and needs, without engaging his higher brain, or in some cases without even realising he has a higher brain, capable of great understanding, love, and compassion for all.
It is fair to say that that there have been many people, and organisations, who have had a go at "fixing" the problems, and many have had a positive impact, but here we are in August 2014, in crisis yet again, but in my view, we should be more afraid of general ignorance and apathy, than any terror group trying to take over the world; for it is this ignorance that will be the end of our species, and perhaps the planet.
So how do we make lasting change, without enforcing the will of the few over the masses? Who is going to take charge? Who is going to lead us into a new era? Me? You? As far as I am concerned, no one, should be the answer.
As human beings we are the most intelligent species on the planet and it is up to each and every one of us, as individuals, to take responsibility for our thoughts, our actions, and the consequences which arise from them. That includes the responsibility for not creating clones of ourselves by passing on our ideas and prejudices, when we choose to have children.
Is it not time to wake up and use your wonderful mind for great things that benefit humanity, the planet, other species, and our understanding of our place in the universe? No? That's ok too. Just don't enforce your will on everyone else and all will be well.
Alan Macmillan Orr
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What's Happening August 2014
I am currently in the Outer Hebrides walking the land and camping in the wild beauty, whilst working on a new book / screenplay / play. The challenge of being in remote areas and camping is the definite lack of electricity with which to power the writing tool (laptop). In about two days it'll be back to pen and paper.
For several months I walked across Jordan, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, and Albania on a personal pilgrimage of peace towards Canterbury, but due to someone needing my help, returned to the UK. My friend and travel writer Casper James Amos is continuing the pilgrimage through Italy, Switzerland, and France to England.
The new edition of "Three Men And A Goat" which follows the hilarious journey of a British Travel journalist from Kathmandu to the Gadhimai festival in Bariyapur, Nepal, in a Taxi. is due to be published soon. Watch this space. Three men and a Goat is a fun, easy to read adventure travel story with a twist, written in a unique compassionate, humorous style. Expect the unexpected.
Have a happy September and I'll update you soon.
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