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Book Review: Love The Universe In You: Bliss by Dean Pusell

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Love The Universe In You: Bliss by Dean Pusell is a serious look at the world through a prism in the life of Dean Pusell. He grew up in Queensland, Australia and had a tragic life-altering accident in the ocean. He is now confined to a wheelchair for life.

This accident slowed down his world from things he once liked to a deep appreciation of nature, color, music and words. His book consists of 254 short poems which emphasize being and nature.

In “The Soul Behind Words,” Pusell describes how wonderful it would be to experience a single day without war and the lessons for humanity. In “She’s An Opal Dream,” Pusell relates a pretty jewel carved out by him as a reflection of his imperfect heart. In “The Battle of Being,” Pusell describes the continuing struggle between the mind and the reality of what is perceived during the course of everyday existence. In “Purpose,” Pusell describes how the eternal dream formulates from a seed to a living tree.

The presentation is peppered with numerous pictures which depict the moods the author wishes to convey. For instance, Pusell shows a group of kangaroos grazing on the land. In another scene, he shows a whale emerging from the ocean triumphantly. In a nocturnal scene, Pusell shows numerous campfires burning atop a hill contrasted against a dark sky. In yet another nocturnal scene, Pusell shows grasslands and a fence contrasted against a sunset sky with clouds.

Love The Universe In You: Bliss is a beautiful book of poetry which contrasts the beauty of nature against the tragedy and confinement of his lifelong consignment to a wheelchair. Pusell does succeed in conveying a deep appreciation of nature and the need for all of us to slow down long enough to smell the roses on occasion.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.
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