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Steve Greene is a naturalist, philosopher, and teller of tales. He pursues absolute truth in all things, modifying his existence as supported by legitimate evidence. His ideological foundation rests on the respect of life, as he follows a path of health, serenity, and maximum functional longevity.

He has authored eight books, and is a noted authority on Death Valley National Park, human powered recumbent tricycle touring, and professional law enforcement. Steve has not owned a petroleum powered automobile since 2008, as part of his environmental preservation paradigm. He thrives on an organic vegan diet, exercises regularly, and enjoys exploring the wilderness. Harmony with nature tops his priorities.

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“Life is an experimental journey undertaken involuntarily. It is a journey of the spirit through the material world and, since it is the spirit that travels, it is the spirit that is experienced. That is why there exist contemplative souls who have lived more intensely, more widely, more tumultuously than others who have lived their lives purely externally.” 

Fernando Pessoa

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A PERSONAL GREETING FROM STEVE:

Thanks for stopping by the Wild Steve web portal, the hub of my writings: online, in print, and electronic books. So what does the wild portion of the title have to do with things? Well, it’s because I am one who finds my peace and meaning in life largely from the wild places of this planet that I roam. I enjoy spending significant time in the wilderness areas of the Earth, whether it be hiking, exploring, cycling, or just plain sitting on a boulder overlooking the mountains and valleys spread out before me. The grand vistas readily assist me in understanding my place in what we humans call life, which becomes apparent to folks who have read my book Bioform. John Muir once beckoned us to come to the woods, for here is rest – I would add that here is also enlightenment, found only in the secret recesses away from what we have come to know as civilization. Although, how civilized it really is certainly may be a matter of debate!

If you wish to fully understand my core tenets of respecting life, sharing peace, and living now, you will find them explained at length in Bioform, Evolution Beyond Self. This book represents the predominant thoughts that course through my head on a continual basis. Respecting life necessarily includes the second two aspects, yet I wished to add emphasis to them in a way that would make the association more apparent to a casual reader. We do not live life – life lives through us, and is realized in self awareness, or sentience. I do not wish to degrade life through typical human follies.

You will notice menu options above, leading to aspects of being human that I feel assist me as I support my gift of life. As you will learn in my Radical Longevity article, I highly value this gift of life I have pulsing within my framework, and an important goal of mine is maximizing my ability to remain fully functional on all levels for as long as I am able. That article will describe in great detail the multi-faceted approaches I use to accomplish the objective, one of which is maintaining a bodybuilding regimen throughout my adult life, something I began in 1968 at age seventeen. Thus, I am also including here an article on Sustainable Bodybuilding, which does not equate to what folks think of as the traditional muscle-head at the gym. These two articles reveal the path I travel on the live-giving planet I call home.

Another topic is called Organic Engine, a concept quite important to me, and an integral part of what goes into my activities nowadays. In 2008 I replaced my life of owning cars with one of owning and operating tricycles, human powered transportation vehicles that do not destroy the air we all breathe. For me, this is not an issue to take lightly. I value the fitness and health of my body, as well as the fitness and health of my environment on this planet. Both are very much affected in a positive manner by my change of vehicles. Along this line, there is also another article called The Air We Breathe, which further details my rationale for abandoning toxic and archaic petroleum powered vehicles.

There are several pages of wilderness photographs of secret pristine places I have been, located under the Born Wild menu item – these are the spots where peace seems to effortlessly enter my spirit, and I am refreshed to continue my time here. The Unity page contains an essay about more of what exists in my temporal head, out of sight, but now exposed here to see. If you would like to learn more details about my seven books, there is a page called My Books for you to read also. The About page goes far beyond what most authors or writers include on their About pages – once I get behind a keyboard, I lose total control of my fingers. If, for some reason, you wish to view any of my bizarre eclectic websites, please click on the My Websites menu item. The Video menu option is always a work in progress – never know what you’ll find.

One last comment and I’ll cease my introductory monologue here. You have likely noticed images of my books in the sidebar, and a link to my Amazon Author’s Page on the My Books page. This may seem like my primary reason for this website is simply the promotion of my writings, a way to make some money through author royalties. That puts the cart before the horse. I write because I have always loved to help people, and always loved to share my knowledge that may be useful for others. This website presents much of my written material through links, and yes, for every book that sells, I earn a small amount of money, but keep two things in mind: 1) Without revealing my books somewhere, they may as well not exist, and 2) In my evolved manner of living, the royalties do help, even though only a tiny fraction of authors ever hit the big time and actually survive financially from writing.

Oh, and about that T-shirt to the left there that says Trike Hobo on the front, I started a fun little clothing business through CafePress. Since I love graphic design, I created some tricycle oriented logos and images, uploaded them to CafePress, and now interested readers can grab one of their own. Of each product sale that is made through CafePress, I receive 10% of the price, not much certainly, but, as with the writing I do, it is essentially for my enjoyment and sharing with others. There are many more designs on that website, along with additional items beyond just T-shirts if this interests you.

Since I passed my mid-life point in 2012, at age 61, I’ve found myself living counter to all that I once held as true and virtuous. I’ve walked away from cars. I’ve walked away from high paying employment. I’ve walked away from business ownership. I’ve walked away from ancient belief models of existence based on fear and ignorance. Essentially, I’ve walked away from the status quo. I’ve walked away from so many things considered normal in America that everyone who knows me believes I’ve lost my mind. Perhaps I have, but I’ve never been happier or more fulfilled. Less is better for me. Living simply and leaving no trace are my goals. The more I get rid of, the more clearly I see life for what it truly is! The coveted American way of materialistic consumption and gluttony is no longer my way.

So, if you enjoy my musings about life, buy a book or shirt and help a hobo, albeit a rather classy one, and if you don’t care for what I say, that’s cool too. Read the free offerings for what they might bring into your life. I’m not bummed. My time here is short, so I’ve learned that there is no useful or positive purpose to get bent out of shape with folks. See ya’ …

Steve PCT 01Getting lost out in the wilds refreshes my spirit, as the trivial aspects of humanity cannot find me!

2014 Pacific Crest Trail (212)

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