Th3 Simple Questions

Slice Open Everyday Life

Non-Fiction - Spiritual/Supernatural
126 Pages
Reviewed on 04/28/2015
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Author Biography


• My Day Self is what I have achieved in life. It is what can be documented, quantified, measured, noted, what has been achieved. Here is where you can find my Day Self.

• In 2013 Duke University Libraries accepted Jean’s collected works into a special collection of the Rubinstein Library. You may find those online at

• Jean has worked for spiritually based, progressively oriented non-profits.
o Anthroposophical Society in America, Executive Director, 1997-2004.
o Rudolf Steiner College, Board Chair, 2007-2010.
o Journal for BIODYNAMICS, Managing Editor 1992-1994
o Journal For Anthroposophy, Managing Editor 2003-04
o Right Sharing of World Resources (Quaker)

• You can see his recent activities on his Linkedin page:

• Volunteer teacher in maximum security prisons in PA, MI and VT.
• Teacher of the Phases of Human Development (Stage Development)

My Night Self is the flame of my soul which arises when my Day Self lays down to sleep. Perhaps you can come closer find out more about Jean Yeager by reading the blog from which this book was drawn:

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Th3 Simple Questions: Slice Open Everyday Life is a collection of Jean W. Yaeger's blog entries from January through June, 2014. Each entry revolves around three questions: "Who am I?", "Why am I here?" and "What do I want?" These essays are far-ranging, with topics covering the environment, politics, history and health. Sometimes the "who" is an inanimate object such as a pause button or a historical entity such as Galileo or Machiavelli. Many topics delve into the author's personal life, belief systems and thoughts about the human state.

Jean W. Yaeger's nonfiction spiritual/philosophical text, Th3 Simple Questions: Slice Open Everyday Life, is something to be read slowly and savored. The author states in his preface that those three questions insert fine knives into everyday existence, and indeed, they do exactly that. I found that in reading Yaeger's blogs I began to learn quite a bit about the author and his world-view, and much of what I saw resonated strongly with me. One poignant blog entry related a story of the author and his friend who were fellow baseball card collectors and the author's prize Willie Mays card. Another favorite was the blog entry, "I am Grass", which was a marvelous historical and environmental paean to grasses and the earth. "Why is Big Bird Big and Yellow?" gives a spooky look into the realm of advertising and what control we give over to the tube when we turn it on.

Yaeger's writing is easy and conversational, and I often felt as though he were actually in the room conversing and, sometimes, pontificating, but always in a non-confrontational, honest and wryly humorous way. When I finished the last response to the three simple questions, I realized that I had gotten to know a kindred spirit, someone whose blog seems well worth getting to know a lot better. Th3 Simple Questions: Slice Open Everyday Life is highly recommended.