It is a pleasure to welcome you to my website. It is my sincere hope that you will find intellectual and spiritual inspiration as you visit here and share in my visions, hopes, dreams, and as you add my personal experiences to your own library of knowledge and imagination. I have been blessed with living a life brimming with spiritual growth, fascinating outdoor adventures, wonderful friends, valuable political connections and challenging conservation projects. All of my activities have been undergirded and supported by a loving wife and family.
Another Rifle, Another Land By: J.Y. Jones
My new book, Another Rifle, Another Land, is now available online at Safari Press, and I signed numerous copies at the recent SCI Convention in Reno, NV. I'm told I should consider myself an expert on high mountain hunting, so I conducted two seminars on "Preparing for High-Altitude Hunts." These were well-attended and quite successful, the best I could tell. It was definitely a busy, busy convention!
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Dad's Tackle Box
by J. Y. Jones
Prize Winning Illustrated Memoir by the author of Worship Not the Creature, detailing J.Y.'s emotional reaction to receiving his father's old tackle box after not seeing it for forty years. You will enjoy sharing a personal and insightful look at history, with old photos and family connections back to the author's great, great, grandfather who fought in the Civil War.
Now Available For Purchase
Worship Not the Creature is still a hot topic in some circles. A new video of J.Y. discussing the book can be viewed by clicking on the following: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seDXOzegrVI. I hope you enjoy it!
Seven Summits Surgical is now online!!
Linda and I having conquered Kilimanjaro and done two weeks of Christian humanitarian service in Kenya at the Lighthouse for Christ, I now move on to more solo adventures, with a mission trip to Sucre, Bolivia accomplished with Medical Missions International in February-March. I made a second attempt at Alaska's 20,327-foot Mount McKinley in May-June 2012, reaching 17,000 feet and spending three weeks on the mountain before spraining my right ankle. The site featuring this project, www.sevensummitssurgical.com, carries much more detail on this. Linda and I are off to Peru for another mission trip in March, this time with World Medical Missions. For a more complete report on the mission work we did in Africa and Bolivia, check the missions tab at left.
Blind Ambition: A Novel
SET IN A COASTAL GEORGIA TOWN, an ophthalmologist in
practice for many years faces financial ruin because a young, aggressive eye surgeon has built a huge, ostentatious clinic. Using massive advertising and a well-trained staff, the latter surgeon has sucked up all the eye business, doing cataract surgery on everyone his operatives can convince to have the procedure. The older surgeon finds great difficulty competing with such forceful tactics.
The younger surgeon exhibits strong superstition and pattern behavior as a manifestation of demonic control. He also is a womanizer and an avid sailor, and uses his sailboat to take a succession of beautiful women on weekend outings. An unhappy patient creates an environment that spawns a lawsuit by the younger surgeon against the older, and concurrently gives him an idea to eliminate his unwanted