Warren William Luce is a new voice challenging current perspectives about issues that plague the people of America and the world, providing different, sometimes controversial, yet logical and sound answers to those problems. When we summon the will and courage to carry them out, our life will be better, our children’s future brighter and the world a kinder place.
Are you looking for a new point of view on the current issues in America? Take a different look on America and the world, and reach different answers as we chat with the author of ‘Common Sense and Reasonable Answers’, Warren William Luce. Warren, what inspired you to share your views with the world through this book?
Having lived for 95 years, traveled and lived much of the world and seen the hatred, cruelty, indifference and suffering that abounds, this book is my attempt to do something about it.
Would you say that most of the book is drawn from your own experiences and life?
Yes, I have a long life of experiences, including serving my country during three wars starting with WWII, garnering knowledge of our world and human nature.
What ideas did you want to share from these experiences?
We are magnificent beings, created in God’s image with his qualities of love, caring and forgiveness. We need to use them toward better stewardship of our beautiful and bountiful earth, less excessive striving for materialism and to listen to what God has to say to us, like “love our neighbor as our self and treat others as we would like them to treat us.”
Lousy stewardship of our beautiful and bountiful earth by its inhabitants, excessive striving for materialism and the failure to listen to what God has to say to us.
Looking back, what do you felt that you learned from putting these strong opinions down on paper?
Convincing myself that what I was writing is right.
What did you focus on as you were writing to help guide yourself and ensure that you really were writing the right ideas?
My mind is focused on using words effectively so as to best convey what I have to say.
Did you find exercising that level of focus exhausting, or energising?
Both. When an idea grabs me, I am eager to research and write about it. But writing can be exhausting, although a milder term like tiring would be better. So it’s then time to take a break, rest, perhaps sleep and refresh.
How has your voice as an author changed as you’ve followed this pattern of writing, resting & refreshing, before once again rewriting?
An all around improvement of vocabulary and ability to express myself.
What kind of responses have you received from people who have read this book and taken the time to consider and reflect on your expressions?
High praise for the work as indicated in reviews. “OMG, where do I begin, this book is amazing. This book can bless the whole world. This book should be read by everyone in the world. I couldn’t put this book down. This book is full of wisdom. This book will change the we look at our world and our fellow human beings.”
That’s fantastic feedback! With such positive feedback you must have at least considered writing another book. Are you working on a new writing project that readers can look forward to? What can you tell us about it?
A book about how religion has caused harm and grief to humankind. I explore the two great religions of Islam and Christianity, acknowledging the good they have done but exposing their faults as well.
There’s certainly a lot to explore around those topics – you’ll be busy writing for a while. Since you have so much more to write, let’s take a little time off to relax with a couple of quick quirky questions. The first one we’ll try today is, if money doesn’t grow on trees then why do banks have branches?
Branches promote growth and value to both trees and banks.
Good answer, one I haven’t heard before. Can you cry underwater?
Sure, but I prefer to laugh. You can’t LOL though. You have to keep your mouth shut and laugh with your eyes.
*Laughs* Laughing with your eyes underwater, I’d like to see that! If space is a vacuum, who changes the bags?
No need to change bags. The bags’ capacity is unlimited. They are called “black holes”.
Why is a square meal served on round plates?
Probably for a number of reasons, like round plates store easier in the cupboard and dishwasher. Or maybe it’s that we just don’t know. It’s one of the great mysteries of the world.
I agree, it’s probably best leave that question to the mysteries of time. What’s your favourite word?
Love, like in kind, caring and forgiving love.
From love to the love of creatures. If you invented a new monster or creepy creature what would it look like and what would you call it?
Like a giant pink rabbit and I would call it Pooka.
It sounds kinda cute, but maybe he’s hiding big fangs under that pink fluff! On the topic of fangs, what happens if Batman gets bitten by a vampire?
He better get his rabies shot.
You would think he’d be all up to date with his shots living in a bat cave, but you can never be too careful. Are you left or right handed?
Right handed but my left isn’t useless.
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
I buy only lemon juice made with real lemons. But to answer, artificial flavor is cheaper and either the dishwasher liquid makers are not being truthful or they use one lemon per the 100 gallon mixing vat.
I like the imagery of the liquid dishwasher makers tossing in a random lemon into the vat, that surely has to be how it’s done! As much fun as we’ve had here today, it’s time that I let you return to the challenge of exploring religion in your next book. Before you go, can you leave us with a taste of ‘Common Sense and Reasonable Answers’? Perhaps, your favorite line will do.
“Of the utmost importance is that we perceive love as the true panacea; Love that is caring kind, compassionate and forgiving. The kind of love that is the way to heaven, both is this lifetime and the one to come.
Now that’s a great line. Warren, thanks so much for sharing insights into your view of the world, and I hope that readers take your ideas to heart and put them into action as well.
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