MIND FLIGHT: A Journey into the Future
Tom Lombardo with Jeanne Belisle Lombardo
About three years ago Thomas Lombardo sent me an essay for possible inclusion in The Wisdom Page. I liked the essay very much, but it was highly personal, and I could see no category into which it would fit. In an email I told him that.
But thoughts began to churn, and the next day I wrote him back saying "yesterday . . . my thinking was inside the box of my self-created Wisdom Page structure. Your comments have made a convincing case that the box needs expanding! Personal stories have inspired and taught all of us, so I've decided to create a new Wisdom Page section tentatively titled Personal Quests for Wisdom." Soon after, I created the new section and there Tom's essay, "The Time of Your Life" (which I described as ". . . a compelling piece of writing! A rich, thought-stimulating, feeling-stimulating, mind-massaging trip") found its rightful home and became one of the most popular documents on the website.
Tom has a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, is Professor Emeritus and retired Faculty Chair in Psychology, Philosophy, Religion, and Future Studies at Rio Salado College in Arizona, and is Executive Director of the Center for Future Consciousness. He is also a superb writer. Thoughts began to churn for Tom too. The essay, yes, but there was a larger, much more complex story to be told, much more to say. So Tom and his wife Jeanne Belisle Lombardo, also an educator and writer, decided to tell that story in a book titled MIND FLIGHT: A Journey into the Future. Not only am I delighted that they have done this, I am also extremely pleased that the Lombardos have decided to include the Introduction and first three chapters on The Wisdom Page. So much for my (Cop Macdonald's) take on all this. Here, Tom and Jeanne describe the book:
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