Introducing, The Happiness of Simple: Making Connections Between Happiness, Simplicity & Productivity. This simple eBook discusses practical ways to live a happier and more successful life by living with intentional simplicity.

I’ll teach you how living a simple life can lead to living a more productive life. Get it at Amazon for only 99 cents. Keep scrolling for my full bibliography and links to purchase through Amazon. Or click here for my music discography.

The Cult Trilogy

A Train Called Forgiveness: Based on a true story. Andy Burden was the child victim of a religious-based cult. In his mid twenties, ten years after he was able to escape from the cult, Andy starts to suffer from paranoid schizophrenia. He begins a journey both physical and psychological. Traveling across country by train, Andy recalls and comes to terms with his past. He learns to forgive and discovers truth through an unusual array of characters he meets along the way. (2012)

At The Crossing Of Justice And Mercy: Nearly three decades have passed since Andy Burden forgave his greatest enemy, the cult leader of his youth, Peter Smith. Andy has since married, divorced, and is now a single father. But an email from Andy’s brother, Simon, sets a mystery into motion. Peter Smith may have faked his own death. Andy wants to know if Peter Smith is still alive. If the former cult leader is still alive, is he harming others, as he harmed Andy? (2013)

The Track To Redemption: It’s a story about the power of redemption. You’ve heard Andy Burden’s stories of cult leader, Peter Smith. In The Track to Redemption, Smith gets the chance to tell his own version of the story. As he shares the harrowing story of his own childhood, he’s visited by a mysterious character named J. Something begins to change in Smith’s perspective. Andy runs into his own troubles. A small group of Andy’s friends set out to help. (2016)

eBooks On Simple Living

The Happiness Of Simple: Making Connections Between Happiness, Simplicity, & Productivity– The book teaches you an awesome secret. When you simplify your life, you become more content and more productive. It’s that simple. The book covers why life can get so complicated, how we can get back on a simple path, and how simplifying your life can lead to becoming a more productive individual. Sign up for my newsletter and get it free. (2014)

Get Back To Where You Are: A Guide To Finding Yourself In The Present Moment– In Get Back To Where You Are, I teach you how to practice presence in everyday activities. You don’t have to be a zen master or an expert in meditation. Anybody can learn to find presence. You can find contentment in daily tasks. You can learn to be present in most any situation. This ebook is free when you sign up for the Hip Diggs‘ newsletter. (2015)

Finding Our Way Back Home: Reclaiming A Sense Of Peace In A Chaotic World– In today’s modern society we’re bombarded with a variety of physical and emotional distractions. These distractions can make us feel uncomfortable in our own homes. “Finding Our Way Back Home” looks at the many causes of feeling stressed, overburdened, and out of control, even within our own environment. (2017)


Incandescent Man Walking: While reading the work of poet/songwriter Dan Erickson, you feel like you are eavesdropping on an important conversation. Sometimes the topic, love, patience, music, the mysteries of youth and the inevitability of aging, is vital to us all. Sometimes the topic reflects anger at life’s ongoing injustices, perhaps those especially reflected in our adversarial legal system that emphasizes “winning” over the pursuit of truth. (2014)

Permanence and Transparency: Raw and Unedited – My second book of poetry, I decided to publish it as an ebook and give it away for a limited time. Poems in this collection follow the same themes as the poems in Incandescent Man Walking. Love, mystery, nature, God, and music fill the books’ pages. Sorry, this book is currently not available, but I’ll be publishing it to Amazon in the future. In the meantime, take a look at my latest poetry @ Cowboy Zen. (2016)


How The Mass Media Really Work: More than two decades ago Professor Pamela J. Shoemaker reviewed 15 introduction to mass communication/media textbooks and concluded that their self-described purpose is to provide a global view of mass communication to neophytes, and their approach is largely descriptive. The textbooks contained little information about how media content (1) helps people, government and business leaders achieve their personal and… read more. (2013)