Karl Jaspers once said, “The mystic is immersed in the Comprehensive. The communicable partakes of the subject-object dichotomy, and a clear consciousness seeking to penetrate the infinite can never attain the fullness of that source. We can speak only of that which takes on object form. All else is incommunicable.”
I have an MFA from The Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi, with additional study in writing and Buddhism at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. I also have a Master of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School.
I am an editor, author, and translator, having published many novels and collections of poetry, and published the first full-length translation of Beowulf to appear on the internet, http://www.lone-star.net/literature/beowulf/
I am a member of PEN Center USA, an advocacy group of writers for free expression. I serve as the Co-Dean of the Humanist Institute. I am also on the board of UU Humanists. I own a family farm in the southern part of Illinois.
I am a Unitarian Universalist minister at First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, a historically Humanist congregation.
My books are available at my Amazon Author’s page:
An adaptation of the Daodejing.http://www.amazon.com/daodejing-David-Breeden/dp/0991532171/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1423059992&sr=8-2&keywords=david+breeden
See some of my poems and short essays at Quest for Meaning, a UU Collective: