Poetry & Writings
"Life is a garden with beautiful flowers and just a few weeds."
Thanks for Stopping by
This website is to share my writings and poetry and also to hear your insights about our crazy journeys around the sun. I have survived both a major spinal injury and cancer, and live through gratitude.Now, relax, enjoy the poetry, and y'all play nice with each other! Our life journey is crazy, but better when we travel together.
Who is JF Bierlein?
J.F. Bierlein is a writer, business coach, consultant, winemaker, gourmet cook, husband, Baba, Dede, Unka, Spur Fan,, and part-time poet living in San Antonio, TX.
During his long and totally fun life, he has worked on Capitol Hill, taught as an Adjunct Professor for 10 years, worked as a consultant in a wonderful firm for the past two decades, and loves to reflect on life and read the reflections of others. He speaks seven languages...well six and a half, because he is still working on Turkish.
He has written three published books, including Parallel Myths, traveled widely, especially loves Istanbul, and keeps in touch with friends around the world. He is the Chair of the Monte Azul Foundation, which supports sustainable agriculture, youth employment, and training in rural Puerto Rico.
Living Myths: How Myth Gives Meaning to Human Experience
An intriguing exploration of the enduring significance of the world's great myths--from the dawn of time to the present day
For as long as human beings have had language, they have had myths. Mythology is our earliest form of literary expression and the foundation of all history and morality.
William E. Paden
Chair, Department of Religion, University of Vermont
"Unusually accessible and useful . . . An eye-opener to readers into the universality and importance of myth in human history and culture."
John G. Selby
Associate Professor, Roanoke College
“A first-class introduction to mythology . . . Written with great clarity and sensitivity.”