Literary Biography

Bio in Brief:

Don has been happily married since 1976. 

He was an artist for 34 years and exhibited his artwork at 3 New York City Art Galleries and the Heckscher Art Museum. 

 

He spent 8 years teaching Art & Design at East Carolina University, McNeese State University, Suffolk County Community College. 

 

He was a guest lecturer at Stony Brook University on “Hyperspace—A Visual Introduction to the 4thDimension”.

 

In 1985, he received a grant from The Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation for his work combining art & mathematics, with his “Quantum Pictures”.

 

He has written about spirituality and stress relief since 1971. He is the author of 9 books. 10 years successfully teaching his “Six-Step Path” at College of Central Florida Sr. Center, MTP College, and The Lifelong Learning College in The Villages, FL. He has taught his unique brand of meditation to over 2,000 people, who subsequently achieved a level of inner peace.

 

Don has written for Yahoo Voices, Beliefnet.com, and Kinja.com. His writings have been published in various magazines and books.

 

He has written the following 6 books — 

     An End to Stress – spirituality and self-help

     The Plague – sci-fi cautionary tale

     Near Death in the Gila National Forest – a memoir

     The Side Job – a novel of a female assassin

     The Writers Bloc Club – an anthology of prose & poetry

     Frosty the Soulman – an illustrated children’s book

 

He has 3 YouTube videos — 

      “The Grassroots Manifesto”,

      “Creativity Manifesto”

      “Spirituality Manifesto”

 

He created and developed “Pyramoids” – an energy-efficient building system, and taught this system at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.  One of his “Pyramoid” designs was accepted and juried in The World Trade Center Memorial Competition. 

 

Memberships: The Writers Bloc Club, Del Webb, Summerfield, FL, 2006 – present

                         The Florida Writers Association, 2006-2013

                         The Metaphysical Group, Del Webb, Summerfield, FL, 2007-present

 

Classes taught: Spirituality (Life’s Purpose, I & II)

                           Creativity

                           Drawing

 

Where taught:

            College of Central Florida, Senior Institute, Ocala, FL

            The Villages Lifelong Learning College, the Villages, FL

            MTP College, OTOTW, Ocala, FL

            Del Webb Spruce Creek, Summerfield, FL

 

Workshops/Lectures:

            East End Arts Council, Riverhead, NY

            Metaphysics Club, Spruce Creek, Summerfield, FL

            All About Art, Belleview, FL

            Royal Highlands, Leesburg, FL

            Parapsychology Expo, The Villages, FL

            Spruce Creek South, Summerfield, FL

            Community Center, Oxford, FL

            Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Summerfield, FL

            Int’l Radio Broadcast, “The X-Zone Radio Show”, Canada

            The Family Wellness Center, Ocala, FL

            The Inner Center, Ocala, FL

            The Tree of Life Spiritual Center, Lady Lake, FL

            Del Webb Spruce Creek, Summerfield, FL

            The Villages Lifelong Learning College, The Villages, FL

            MTP College, On Top Of The World, Ocala, Fl

           

Books Written:

             The Writers Bloc Club, 2015 - revised 2018

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The Six-Step Path, 2013 - out of print

Near Death in the Gila National Forest, 2018

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Frosty The Soulman, 2013

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An End to Stress -- A Guru's Guide to Inner Peace, 2018

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The Plague, 2018

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The Side Job, 2018

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Long Island Zen – Vol. 2, 2004 - out of print

Long Island Zen – Vol. 1, 2001 - out of print

The East End Illustrated – Vol. 4, 1988 - out of print

Hyperspace – illustrated, 1983 - out of print

Reviews — 

"The Side Job" —  is a well-told story with a very satisfying ending and kept my attention from start to finish.   Linda L.

  “Hi Don! I just finished your book: An End to Stress" began my spiritual journey 2 years ago. In that time I’ve been reading non-stop. Eckhart Tolle, Alan Watts, Adyashanti, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Sailor Bob, and the list goes on. I’ll say, without reservation, that your book is the most well written, informative book on the subject of Zen and spirituality. This is one book I won’t ever part with, although it would be the first I would suggest to someone starting off on the quest to find who they are. Brilliantly done! I also enjoyed your video: “Spirituality Manifesto” as well! Thanks so much Don.   Kenny

 “Near Death in the Gila National Forest” —   

LORRAINE HARRIS(writer) – “Near Death in the Gila National Forest”will not disappoint the reader. This book is full of action and adventure, tension, the unpredicted, disbelief and hope. It is a realistic view of what was going on in our country in the seventies.

STEVE WINSTON(writer) – “Don Lubov actually did many of the things most boomers only wish they could do - a road trip with a backpack across the U.S…commune living, etc. This book is so filled with good stuff you should read it for yourself. It’s a romp through time that most boomers remember fondly. “NearDeath in the Gila National Forest”  is a fascinating book. 

CLAUDETTE PARMENTER(writer) – Lubov’s “Near Death in the Gila NationalForest”instantly draws the reader into the minds of a young generation embracing a communal subculture promising cooperation rather than a competitive lifestyle. Unlike protesters, hippies were out to build, create and be responsible for a new way of living. Wonderfully entertaining and informative. I couldn’t put the book down.

Review of “The Plague”

The aim of good Sci-Fi is to posit an alternative reality and seamlessly translate us into it. In "The Plague" Lubov has done that without our even noticing the transition.  From a singular event he has created and transported us into, a world we didn't, couldn't have, expected - but a world, and the people in it, that we come to care about.  I highly recommend "The Plague".  It's a worthwhile introduction to what's missing in today's society.                Michael T.

Articles and Poems:

            Kinja.com

            Beliefnet.com

Yahoo Voices

Florida Writers Magazine

Journal of Creative Writers Notebook

The Daily Sun

The Stress Bog on Deeper Meditation

Horizon Magazine

Mark Miller’s One

What is love – Diane Sikel

Fifty is the New Fifty – Steve Winston

The Speaker Anthology – Shields & Gustavson

The Florida Writer

The Mother Earth News

The Boomer Café

YouTube Videos:

            “The Grassroots Manifesto – Malthus Was Wrong”

            “The Spirituality Manifesto”

            “The Creativity Manifesto”

Book Fairs:

            Authors Day Expo – Ocala Headquarters Library, 2012

            Local Authors Day – Lady Lake Library, 2012

            Authors Day – MTP College, Ocala, 2014

           Authors Expo, Laurel Manor, The Villages, 2014

 

New Books Coming —  2018

 

 

"The Plague" - In the year 2040, an insecure, investigative reporter searches for the cause of a global plague that kills 3-billion people in 6 weeks. Life, post-plague is drastically different in this science-fiction story.

"Near Death in the Gila Ntional Dorest" — In this action, adventure, tra vel, memoir, that reads like fiction, a discarded, drug-obsessed university instructor embarks on a solo hike across the U.S. He encounters drug dealers, a lyn ching, near death in the wilderness, a spiritual awakening, communes, and a second chance.

"The Side Job" — In a desperate attempt to raise money for her dying daughter's operation, an unskilled, unwed mother becomes a hitman for a local mobster. She fins true love with the detective investigating her boss.

 "An End to Stress" — My "Six-Step Path" is explained and its ability to permanently eliminate stress; the leading cause of illness, from your life. This stress is replaced with inner peace and a clue to your personal mission in life. 

"The Writers Bloc Club" — An anthology of prose and poetry; from assignments made by the Club. 114 original, short pieces.