About the Blog
The scholar Richard Geldard once said “We live in an elevated sense of wisdom only in rare moments.” Wake Up Call is about finding and sharing these moments of wisdom wherever they appear, whether it’s through the stories and philosophies of others or through personal anecdotes. My goal will be to write posts that genuinely stir the soul and awaken the divine spirit that lives within all of us, helping to give the reader a few more clues about the mysteries and meaning of life.
I’m Tom Rapsas, a blogger on issues related to spirituality and inspiration at Contemplative Journal and the site you’re now on, Wake Up Call at Patheos. I’m a long-time spiritual seeker and student of philosophy and religion, and my influences include Thomas Moore, John Templeton, Napolean Hill and Ralph Waldo Emerson. I live at the Jersey Shore with my wife, daughter and nine cats. In 2012, I published Life Tweets, now available at Amazon on Kindle and as a trade paperback. I’ll have another book coming out in 2015. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @TomRapsasTweets.
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