About Me


Welcome to my blog, where I share my love of the art of writing with book and movie reviews and some journaling on my own evolving life as a writer.

Narratives, whether fiction or non-fiction, are the best way to entertain, share life lessons, and connect with people. I started my adult life intending a career as a filmmaker and novelist, took a long detour via a spiritual search and an academic career as a political scientist, and have landed in late adulthood back in creative writing.

Over the years I have written four books, a screenplay, and numerous articles and essays. In addition to writing, I have a part-time counseling practice and am politically active in the Pacific Green Party. My wife and I live in beautiful Eugene, Oregon.

Please feel free to offer me any feedback you have in the comments sections of these pages, and submit your email address in the box at the right so we can keep in touch!

–Alan F. Zundel



  1. Julie Peters October 28, 2016 at 7:33 am

    October 28, 2016

    Dear Alan Zundel:

    Recent announcements from the Foundation for Enterprise Development and The Aspen Institute have indicated the closure of CasePlace.org. A subset of CasePlace.org was the database CLEO, the Curriculum Library for Employee Ownership. No longer being hosted by The Aspen Institute, this collection is digitally moving to the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) at Rutgers University. You have been identified as an author of one or more works within the CLEO database. We are reaching out to all author contributors to either opt-in or opt-out for being included in the new database currently being developed by SMLR.

    We ask that you kindly respond to this letter to indicate if you give Rutgers – School of Management and Labor Relations permission to include your work within the new CLEO database; or if you do not give permission to have your work within the new CLEO database. Please note: the database’s goals and missions will remain the same as before, with funding still being provided by the Foundation for Enterprise Development and the Employee Ownership Foundation. It is the intent of SMLR to give the database more functionality and searching capabilities, along with a new interface. It is our goal to have the database launched before the end of the year.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Kindly respond at your earliest convenience with your choice of opting in or opting out.


    Julie A. Peters
    Director, James B. Carey Library

    James B. Carey Library
    Labor Education Center
    School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    50 Labor Center Way
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

    • Alan October 28, 2016 at 10:14 am

      I give my permission.


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