James Emerson Hough’s newly released “Eighty-Nine Years and Still Evolving: Essays and Writings” is a collection of literary works that puts one into deep introspection

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“Eighty-Nine Years and Still Evolving: Essays and Writings” from Christian Faith Publishing author James Emerson Hough carries thought-provoking writings that speak out his thoughts on life, retirement, nature, society, and many others.

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“Eighty-Nine Years and Still Evolving: Essays and Writings”: a compendium of selections and essays that voice a massive breadth of thoughts from nine decades worth of experience in life. “Eighty-Nine Years and Still Evolving: Essays and Writings” is the creation of published author James Emerson Hough, an honorably discharged disabled veteran of the United States Army who was also a practicing licensed professional in the applied earth sciences for over forty-one years.

An excerpt from the book shares, “In this collection of miscellaneous essays and writings, the author reflects on the serenity of retirement living in the middle of his own private certified Forest Preserve and Wildlife Habitat in southeast Indiana, the inspiration it engenders to be creative, and the ability to focus his thinking. He finds it rewarding to share his perspective, but the selfish reason he writes is that it makes him a better person. When asked why he writes, Mr. Hough admits that writing helps keep his aging mind alert and head on straight. Sitting down in front of his laptop computer with a blank screen is challenging. He’s inspired to unlock novel ideas in his mind, research them, and develop compelling techniques to put them together in writing and encouraged to place the result on the Internet for colleagues and friends to contemplate. Writing is the author’s habit. Sometimes, he gets feedback; sometimes, he doesn’t. He knows the value of free speech is priceless, and being a disabled veteran, keeping that freedom alive is inestimable.

“Retiring at the end of 1998, James Emerson Hough ended more than thirty-five years in private practice of the applied earth sciences as both a licensed professional geologist and licensed professional engineer. He is the geotechnical engineer of record on more than 3,700 projects requiring terrain evaluations, subterranean investigations, foundation analysis for earth-supported architectural structures and for engineering structures, analyses, reports, special studies, failure studies, explorations, inspections, laboratory testing, construction monitoring, and forensic services. Mr. Hough, the author or coauthor of numerous published technical papers and several technical books, possesses substantial expertise regarding slope stability, landslides, and landslide correction.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, James Emerson Hough’s new book brings readers several new and different perspectives across a variety of topics meant to inspire thought and maximize the reader’s imagination and critical thinking.

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Consumers can purchase “Eighty-Nine Years and Still Evolving: Essays and Writings” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

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