George Erickson -|
author and world traveler
George Erickson's Books
George Erickson holds a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota.
He is a former president of the Minnesota Humanists, a past director of the American Humanist Association, a recent Vice-President of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots' Assoc. and a former chairman of the Worthington, MN Airport Commission and the Nobles County, MN Art Center. He has served on the New Brighton, MN Environmental Quality Commission. Since 1967 he has made 38 flights through Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, northern Quebec and Australia.
George has published many articles on a variety of subjects and written FOUR books: 1. The best seller,
True North: Exploring the Great Wilderness by Bush Plane,
2. The True North sequel, Back to the Barrens: On the Wing with da Vinci & Friends,
3. Time Traveling with Science and the Saints, and 4.
Eyes Wide Open: Living, Laughing, Loving and Learning in a Religion-troubled World.
His True North and his Bush Flying for Beginners Power Point presentations, which are based on his books and his northern travels, have been seen all across the US and Canada, including the annual convention of Wilderness Physicians in Big Sky, Montana, and repeatedly at AirVenture, the annual convention of the Experimental Aircraft Assoc. in Oshkosh, WI.
In addition to making presentations based on his books, George often speaks
to Unitarian/Universalist congregations and other groups with topics like:
1. A Spiritual, Non-religious Thanksgiving
2. The Things We've Believed
3. Laughing at Death
4. A Humanistic Voyage from Epicurus to George Carlin: Living Humanistically
in a Religion-Troubled World
5. There's a Book in Me: How do I Get it Out?
6. A Matter of Degrees: Global Warming is Real!
7. Who are Your Heroes?
Many of the programs use Power Point visuals.
A native of Virginia, MN, George is married, has two sons, and lives with his wife Sally, on Ely Lake near Eveleth, MN.
The author donates all of his book profits to educational charities.
4678 Cedar Island Drive,
Eveleth, MN 55734
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