Independently Published Books by Bill

These are books I have published and retain the rights for – some available in print form, all available in e-book form or to read on-line
(not all are in on-line form yet, I’m working on it)


Walking the Tao

Walking the Tao

This book contains one of my new translations of the Tao Te Ching plus a detailed commentary I wrote to accompany it.

Purchase at Amazon (e-book or paperback)

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Read on-line not available yet – soon!




Day by Day With the Tao Te Ching

This book is a daily meditation guide using verses from the Tao Te Ching.

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Read on-line  day-by-day-with-the-tao-te-ching-a-wandering-taoists-journey


Lost in the Tao 

This is a collection of essays and poems reflecting what Taoist living might look like in today’s society; how it might transform our work, our leisure, our communities, our families, and our lives.

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30 Days

Thirty Days of Tao

A daily guide that takes the reader through a month of learning to live with ease and contentment amidst the chaos of modern life.

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Read on-line (Donate  if you wish)  30 Days of Tao


Wheel Will Turn


The Wheel Will Turn

One of my “Active Quietism” books. The Tao Te Ching is potentially the most subversive, radical, and revolutionary book in print. If we were to live according to its principles, we would turn society 180 degrees, and allow for a natural, vital, and compassionate alternative.

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 Read on-line   The Wheel Will Turn mss — (Donate  if you wish)




The Time is Tao

Each entry begins with a few lines from the Tao Te Ching in my own translation/interpretation, followed by a short piece of my own poetry and a paragraph of prose reflection. I don’t represent these entries as “wisdom,” but simply as honest reflections on the paradoxes and conundrums of my life,

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Tales of the Happy Frog

This is my first, and so far only, novel. It is my expression of the beginnings of a new kind of community as it follows the adventures of a young artist who leaves his well-laid-out life and travels across country. He ends up at a small town on the Oregon coast where he meets an odd, to say the least, assortment of people who are, in various ways, starting to live in a new paradigm.

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Read on-line  tales-of-the-happy-frog